Ireland has traditionally played a role in seaweed food and fertiliser products, but a new joint collaboration between Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board and the Marine Institute, has demonstrated how this dynamic natural resource can be produced more effectively.
Results so far demonstrate that seaweed offers huge potential for Irish aquaculture. Its versatility lends itself to a diverse range of sectors from nutriceuticals, pharmaceuticals and functional food sectors as well as horticulture and as a food source.
There is clearly a future for Irish seaweed and it will be exciting to see if Ireland becomes as well known for its quality seaweed products as Japan.
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