Melissa Good

AK Representative
Institution / Organization: University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant

Melissa Good, as the Mariculture Specialist at Alaska Sea Grant, plays an active role in promoting sustainable marine aquaculture in Alaska. Her close collaboration with community entities, Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations, industry professionals, local leaders and regulatory bodies proves essential in achieving this sustainability. A recent laudable initiative on her list of accomplishments is a “farm-to-table” project where she effectively linked Alaskan consumers to local produce including oysters and various seaweed products. Her proficiency extends to designing educational mariculture tools and training sessions, providing guidelines for seaweed harvesting and processing procedures, and exploring international markets for technological advancements that facilitate large volume seaweed production. Melissa has combined these capabilities with her knack for innovation by establishing a National Sea Grant Seaweed Hub and pioneering a seaweed farm in western Alaska. In doing so, she has also made significant strides in developing economic tools tailored to seaweed mariculture. 


Mariculture, outreach, extension, training


University of Washington
School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences

Box 355020, Seattle, WA 98195
1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105


Grants and Funding