Atlantic Sea Farms
Jesse Baines

VP of Marketing & Strategy

Number of operations

1 (nursery and processing facility)

In operation

Since 2018

License grantors

  • Maine State Department of Marine Resources

Production methods

  • Horizontal Longlines


  • Sugar Kelp
  • Skinny Kelp


  • Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Gulf of Maine Sustainably Harvested
  • MBA Seafood Watch – Green Rated

Community Partners

  • Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
  • Maine Lobstermen’s Association
  • B-Corp
  • SEAMaine
  • Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Island Institute
  • Bigelow Laboratories for Ocean Science
  • University of New England
  • National Coop Grocers
  • Emerge
  • Focus Maine

USA | Maine | Saco

Atlantic Sea Farms


Saco, Maine, 04005

Regional Challenges
  • Maine Lobster Industry Volatility
  • Regional warming in Gulf of Maine

Treats workers with respect and fairness; Advances gender equality and women’s empowerment

Do you provide health care or equivalent?

  • Yes and offer other benefits

Please check all that describe your working conditions and workplace expectations

  • Pay Fair & competitive wages
  • Conduct Workplace hazard and safety analysis/audit
  • Workplace Trainings (safety, environmental, or social)
  • No bonded, forced labor, trafficking, or child labor
  • Established Grievance Process
  • Allow/do not inhibit Collective Bargaining

How do you further gender equality and women’s empowerment?

  • Ensure pay equity
  • Equal Opportunity hiring and access to advancement or leadership positions
  • Sufficient Maternity/Paternity Leave

Do you engage in mentorship?


Do you mentor people from traditionally underserved, marginalized, or unsupported groups?

  • Women and/or gender non-binary people

Atlantic Sea Farms is introducing regenerative seaweed aquaculture as a viable and profitable diversification tool for fishing families that face the effects of climate change in the U.S., while growing the domestic market for fresh cultivated kelp. Maine is particularly well poised to lead in this effort, with over 4,000 independent lobstermen who each possess the skills and infrastructure required for successful kelp aquaculture, and almost 3,500 miles of clean, well-managed coastline. The market for Maine kelp will continue to grow through the efforts of Atlantic Sea Farms and strategic partners, in the natural food, ingredient, food service, nutraceutical, and agricultural space. All Atlantic Sea Farms efforts drive toward making a positive change for working waterfront communities and fishing families in the face of climate change, and lead with the message that “good food should do good”.