New report gives seaweed farming a big 'thumbs up'
EU Aquaculture Advisory Council just released a report that was hugely supportive for the development of seaweed farming as an industry, citing the multiple economic uses of seaweed, research showing that it strengthens the quality of the marine environment, can create a new form of eco-tourism, and will be supportive of both finfish and shellfish farming. The report further made these strongly positive statements:
“Since consumers have reacted positively to seaweed’s product narrative and the industry already produces products from wild algae, the focus must be given to primary production in seaweed cultivation.”
“The EU research community should be rallied to support seaweed farmers.”
Read the full report here: https://aac-europe.org/images/jdownloads/AAC_Recommendation_-_Seaweed_I_2021_02.pdf