• MSE Certification

    MSE Seaweed Farmer Certification


    Professionals recognize the value of rigorous and comprehensive training. The MSE Seaweed Farmer Certification Program was developed in conjunction with the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Being an MSE Certified Seaweed Farmer brings the recognition that you are professional-grade and committed to best practices in seaweed aquaculture, food safety, and that you posses a robust understanding of the business of seaweed farming.


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    These are in person courses offered in Gouldsboro Maine and in Boston Massachusetts. This one-day remote intensive is a substantive overview of the certification program and is a unique opportunity to get up to speed quickly while identifying areas of interest and the certification modules that can most enhance your seaweed farming credentials!



    This one-day intensive program provides the essentials of growing, harvesting and post-harvesting handling and processing of farmed seaweed. The program also covers other important issues in aquaculture such as leasing, regulatory compliance, business panning, and sales channels. This is a must-attend program if you are a new or experienced farmer looking to learn best practices and identify gaps in your seaweed knowledge.

    Topics include:

    • Introduction and Basics

    • Business Planning

    • Site Selection and Permitting

    • Gear and Gear Placement

    • Nursery, Seed Selection, and Seeding

    • Tending the Farm

    • Harvest and Post Harvest Handling

    • Processing: HACCP

    • Marketing and Sales

    • Biosecurity

    • Aquaculture BMPs and BAPs- Ethics

    • Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

    • Sessions will be held via Zoom with a one hour break for lunch. Comprehensive digital materials are supplied.

  • Seaweed Regulation