If you continue to eat fish, you are certain to eat farmed seaweeds. The seaweed industry is one of the largest and most modern in the world. Global production exceeds 10,000 tonnes annually (2002), and seaweed is a hot commodity; some fear it may be over-harvested.
Several international, cross-disciplinary companies led by Ocean Rainforest were recently awarded a $9.5 million grant to expand seaweed production across Europe.
Dedicated to laying the groundwork for an entirely new European maritime industry, the SeaMark project is funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme “Circular economy and bio-economy sectors” (HORIZON-CL6-2021-CIRCBIO-01). The project can attract investment from multiple sectors and aims to meet the growing demand for seaweed-based products.
With Seaweed-Based Market Applications (SeaMark), we aim to provide you with the best and most nutritious seaweed to clean, detox, and restore your health. During this four-year project led by SeaMark, a multi-disciplinary team will create new products primarily based on sugar kelp (S. latissima).