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Peter Crimp, kelp supply director for Atlantic Sea Farms, inspects the growth of seaweed spores on a spool of twine at the company's nursery, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Saco, Maine. The twine will be wrapped around line and set out to grow in the ocean until harvest time in the spring. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Seaweed industry stays afloat, seeks growth during pandemic

Dec. 19, 2020 5:31 PM EST

SACO, Maine (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has been a struggle for much of American seafood, but at least one sector of the industry has found a way to grow during the crisis — the seaweed business. Seaweed harvesting and farming, based largely along the rocky and chilly coast of Maine, has grown...