For many Zanzibari women, seaweed farming provides opportunity, but hardships are common. A project from The Nature Conservancy lends hope.
The word aquaculture is a dirty one in Alaska, where finfish farming is firmly prohibited. But if your farm fits a certain description, permits to proceed can indeed be obtained.
Faroe Islands company believes nutritious and fast-growing seaweed is a versatile raw material and the oceans’ best defense against climate change.
Grown for hundreds of years, seaweed (sugar kelp, specifically) is the fruit of a nascent U.S. aquaculture industry supplying chefs, home cooks and inspiring fresh and frozen food products.
The 18-month Maribe project has uncovered some promising ideas for promoting growth and jobs within the blue economy. Aquaculture, fingered as one of five key areas for growth, could benefit from collaboration with renewable energies.
Michael Rubino and Gunnar Knapp list key reasons why U.S. marine aquaculture has been limited to a scale far below its vast potential.
Land-based cultivation of macroalgae can minimize impacts on wild macroalgae stocks while reducing harvest costs and controlling quality. Integration of macroalgae with land-based fish culture systems could reduce capital and operating costs.
Seaweed remains a relatively untapped resource with potential as edible food, feed ingredients, cosmetics, agrichemicals, biomaterials and bioenergy molecules.
Seaweed plays key roles in Earth processes as a primary producer and link in the food webs of coastal and estuarine ecosystems.