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Award for Atlantic Sea Farms CEO. CEO Bri Warner of Maine based kelp producer, Atlantic Sea Farms has been awarded a Specialty Food Association 2021 Leadership Award in Business for the work she has done to champion and lead Atlantic Sea Farms’ social and environmental missions. The awards honour influential and innovative entrepreneurs who are transforming the specialty food industry.

Specialty Food Association said:

“Through championing regenerative kelp aquaculture, introducing a new, nourishing, and sustainable food source to the U.S., and working with partner farmers to help create a more resilient and adaptive environment, Warner and her team have expanded the company to work with 24 partner farmers from Portland to Eastport, Maine, increased kelp supply by 20 times, and grown sales by 800 percent.” – Specialty Food Association

For many reasons, 2020 has been a difficult year, especially for small business. Bri has kelp our mission at the helm of every decision, even as a global pandemic presented challenges we never thought we would face. And now, we all look ahead to continued growth and expanding our positive impact on Maine’s coastal economy in 2021.

About Atlantic Sea Farms

Their founders created the first commercially viable seaweed farm in the United States in 2009, with the goal of diversifying how coastal waters are used and providing a domestic, fresh, healthy alternative to imported seaweed products.

Now, more than ever, we need food sources that can positively impact the economic and environmental health of our coastal communities. Here in Maine, climate change is already making landfall, and our future depends on finding new ways for lobster fishermen to work on the water while improving the health of our oceans.