March 11-13, 2018 | Boston, USA

Paul Dobbins


Paul Dobbins


Paul Dobbins is the president and co-owner of Ocean Approved, the first commercial kelp farm in the United States, growing Sugar Kelp, Horsetail Kelp, and Winged Kelp on two commercial leases in the Gulf of Maine. In addition to the farms, Ocean Approved operates a kelp nursery and a processing facility where it produces ready to eat fresh frozen seaweed products which are sold to institutional customers. In addition to his work with Ocean Approved, Mr. Dobbins serves on the board of the Maine Aquaculture Association, the Maine Department of Marine Resources Aquaculture Policy Advisory Board, and the advisory or review boards of the Maine Aquaculture Research Institute, Maine Seagrant, and the Maine Technology Institute.

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