Mercedes Wanguemert, one of Europe’s foremost sea cucumber experts, explains her role in the formation of the continent’s fledgling sea cucumber aquaculture sector and why she believes that the echinoderms have huge untapped potential.
GreenWave’s pilot seaweed subsidies programme can “prime the pump” for meaningful volumes of kelp to be grown in the US, according to Bren Smith, helping to provide livelihoods and ecosystem services in equal measure.
The ocean has enormous – and largely untapped – potential to cycle and sequester excess atmospheric carbon through processes like seaweed cultivation. So how can stakeholders tap into this potential to scale CO₂ removal efforts and deliver climate wins?
Suzan Shahrestani, CEO of Baltimore-based growth company Minnowtech, wants to use sonar to help shrimp farmers optimise their process – and has developed a tool that will let shrimp farmers leverage their biomass data to become more sustainable and efficient.
A recent trial demonstrated that growing blue mussels (Mytilus edulis) alongside sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) can significantly increase seaweed yields and enhance pigment content in the blades – but the benefit could come from improved …