Regenerative ocean farming - the benefits
Carbon sequestration potential
Reduce agricultural emissions–i.e. methane reduction
Provide a healthy, sustainable food ingredient
Reduce land footprint from feed
Replace synthetic fertilisers
Improve ocean health - nitrogen, acidity, marine biodiversity
Diversify livelihoods and increase resilience
Our advisory board represents a range of experiences and viewpoints about the future of seaweed and regenerative ocean farming.
Their role is to challenge and inform Norfolk Seaweed’s strategy.
Why farm seaweed?
Historically the seaweed industry in the UK has relied on wild-harvested species, gathered manually in quantity and even more damagingly by machines. The demand for seaweed is growing as we realise its untapped potential. With our increasing awareness of the necessity not just to conserve but to regenerate our natural resources, the wild harvest method is simply unsustainable. So we need to farm these precious algae.
To grow seaweed, you only need CO2, the nutrients present in the sea, and light. Seaweed is the perfect sustainable crop that doesn’t need fresh water, fertiliser or insecticides to grow.
Seaweeds contain many ingredients beneficial to human and animal health. iodine, fibre, protein, calcium, iron, potassium and vitamins C & B.
The wild harvest method is simply unsustainable. So we need to farm these precious algae.