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Now that the State of Maine is preparing a statewide rockweed harvest management plan, it’s time to work toward protecting rockweed along the entire Maine coast.

If you support protecting rockweed habitat in Maine, please take action!

1. Sign the petition here

2. Visit and “like” the Save Our Seaweed Facebook page

3. Join the Rockweed Coalition

Why save our seaweed?

Seaweed feeds and shelters ~150 species of fish and wildlife that form a food web in the coastal ecosystem. The seaweed is worth far more left alone where it belongs, supporting jobs in fisheries, tourism, and recreation, than in a factory being processed into fertilizer. There is no scientific evidence that rockweed harvesting is ecologically sustainable. 

*Are you a member of the public who is concerned about wildlife declines or marine habitat loss?

 *Are you a fisherman concerned about the impact of rockweed harvesting on fisheries?

*Are you a wrinkle harvester worried about losing your wrinkle resource?

*Are you a landowner who believes you have the legal right to protect your own seaweed?

Then please add your name to our petition - over on the right side of the page.

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I support a moratorium against any further industrial-scale rockweed harvesting in Maine, until there is evidence that rockweed harvesting has

•          no negative impacts on other fisheries or on wildlife,

•          is declared a legal activity by the State of Maine, and

•          does not harm ecosystem function.

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Save our seaweed!