Seaweed’s huge potential to be a game changer for Aotearoa New Zealand’s blue economy.
Seaweed is the fundamental crop for the regenerative ocean farming model. While numerous initiatives and businesses are targeting seaweed as a novel primary resource for the blue economy, the New Zealand sector is currently operating at a small scale. Gaps in reliable supply and barriers, including legislative and operational, limit the sector’s ability to grow.
A prosperous seaweed sector could provide meaningful economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits to local communities, along with broader impacts nationally. Our philosophy is not just finding a new way to grow seaweed, but focusing a lens on an environmental problem that we can help solve, while creating economic opportunity.