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Trials could lead to year-round harvesting of seaweed in the North Sea

The North Sea could be home to year-round commercial harvesting of seaweed for fresh consumption, if Dutch trials this year are successful.

Last week trial harvests of brown seaweed 10km off the Dutch coast were Continue reading Trials could lead to year-round harvesting of seaweed in the North Sea

The Algae Index: A guide to Edible Seaweeds on the Maine Coast

There are over 250 species of sea vegetable (marine macroalgae or seaweed) in the Gulf of Maine. While most are technically edible, only 11 are commercially harvested; these include reddish-purple dulse (Palmaria palmata); long, golden-brown kelp (Saccharina latissima, Laminaria digitata, and Alaria esculenta); thin green sea lettuce Continue reading The Algae Index: A guide to Edible Seaweeds on the Maine Coast

Making seaweed soap is more a joy than a job for Jo

THE smell of soap as I walk into Jo Baskett’s house is delicious and the location is just the same. Jo shows me around her tiny workshop that is fit to bursting with soaps of almost every recipe you could think of. We head outside, overlooking the river Tamar, t Continue reading Making seaweed soap is more a joy than a job for Jo