Australia has experienced a proliferation of seaweed farming startups in recent years and - with favourable geography, a strong research network and an uptick in funding - commercial breakthroughs are looking increasingly imminent.
Solar Oysters’ Elizabeth Hines explains how the innovative agritech startup has ambitions to help restore native oyster reefs, improve water quality and – in the longer term – become “the John Deere of the oyster aquaculture industry”.
Kelp Blue is in the process of raising $60 million to establish a series of kelp farms off the coast of Namibia which, by 2050, will be capable of absorbing more CO2 than is produced by the Netherlands each year.
In the first instalment of a new series on restorative aquaculture The Fish Site speaks to Sarah Holmyard, head of sales and marketing at Offshore Shellfish, which is developing a large-scale rope-grown mussel farm in Lyme Bay, Devon.
Armed with a homemade submersible cage and a determination to start farming a species that was in decline in the wild, veteran trout farmer Jeff Tuerk decided to establish the North America’s only lake whitefish farm.