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Document Type: Report
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 7784
Title: Seaweed farming in Puget Sound
Author/Editor: Charles J. Hunter., Curtis W. Nyegaard
Year: 1974
Institution: Washington State University College of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin 654

There is already a small, but firmly established market for edible seaweeds in the United States that has good prospects for expansion.  With the development of a system of offshore culture supported by spore hatcheries and a local processing capability, production of good quality nori in Puget Sound seems entirely feasible.  Such a system should be able to satisfy current domestic consumption and produce a surplus that would be available for export to other countries.