About Rockweed

Roque Bluffs rockweed

2019 ROCKWEED Video


Click above and download the brochure to get an overview of conservation and past legal issues around the rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) harvest. 

 1. Ecological sustainability

2. Impacts on fisheries and wildlife

3. Conservation area protection

4. Who owns the rockweed? 2019 Maine Supreme Court decision: Rockweed is owned by the private owner of the intertidal zone. Rockweed therefore may not be taken, cut, or harvested without permission of the landowner.