Melissa Good is the Alaska Sea Grant Mariculture Specialist. She actively works with community members, industry, Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations, seafood processors, community leaders, and regulators to support sustainable marine aquaculture in Alaska.
Her recent work involved a “farm-to-table” project to connect Alaskan consumers to locally-grown oysters and seaweed products. Melissa has also developed educational mariculture materials and trainings, conducted a global market assessment to identify technology and equipment in primary processing and manufacturing of large volumes of seaweed, and published guidelines on seaweed harvesting and processing. She’s also established a National Sea Grant Seaweed Hub and a pilot seaweed farm in western Alaska, while simultaneously developing seaweed mariculture economic tools.