Building a seaweed sector
Credit: Leigh Tait/NIWA
06 Mar

LEARNZ | Seaweed: An ocean of opportunity!

Seaweed aquaculture is the world's fastest-growing primary industry!

Did you know that over 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods? Globally, the market value of marine and coastal resources and industries is estimated at $3 trillion per year or about 5 per cent of global GDP.

During Seaweek 2021 (6-14 March) you will travel online to Kaikōura and Nelson with LEARNZ and Sustainable Seas Challenge to discover:

  • why seaweed is a wonder crop of the future
  • how local communities could benefit environmentally, socially, culturally and economically from a thriving seaweed sector
  • how research, science and innovation are helping develop seaweed aquaculture in Aotearoa–New Zealand.

Here's LEARNZ educator Shelley Hersey introducing the trip:

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