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
[Australia] Once again, your resident tellytraveller has turned his gaze to the Southern Hemisphere, this time with second series of Coast Australia. Episode 8 took us to New South Wales, and most spectacularly to Jervis Bay, a little under 200 km south of Sydney. Continue reading Australia, algae, and abalone
[UK] Seaweed? What does the name conjure up? The smell of the sea? Fun-filled days at the beach rock pooling with the kids? That Continue reading Seaweed sausages will be floating into region’s Asda stores, courtesy of Dicksons butchers
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
Different types of marine algae have been used as food by coastal peoples all over the world for centuries.
“That’s nice,” you say, “but I’m not eating pond scum and sea lettuce!” Continue reading Uses of Marine Algae
[USA] With an eye to the future, the owners of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables are building a new, $1.5 million plant on the Washington Continue reading Seaweed company looks to the future with new $1.5M plant
[Israel] Israeli exporter, Arava Export Growers, had taken upon itself the initiative to come up with out-of-the-box ideas of how to face and overcome current market conditions. Continue reading Israeli company turns to seaweed to fill gap
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
BATH — Jane Robinson first learned of the healing properties of seaweed after she had several scares with skin cancer. Robinson’s dermatologist told her that of the hundreds of patients he saw, she healed quicker than any. And he wanted to know why… Continue reading Seaweed is the ocean’s potion
ORTIGUEIRA, Aug 10 ― Three young Spaniards in wetsuits plunge into the sea to harvest a culinary delicacy that promises them a way out of troubled financial waters: seaweed.
Armed with stainless steel scythes,… Continue reading Spanish trio seek way out of financial crisis via seaweed riches