Seaweed takes center stage at Aquaculture Europe 2013
As we've covered in extensive detail on this blog, the applications of seaweed have expanded dramatically in recent years. From seaweed recipes to medical devices, there seems to be no end to the benefits of this incredible vegetation. These myriad uses were the topic of several lectures at Aquaculture Europe 2013, which took place in Trondheim, Norway, from August 9 to 12.
Lucy Towers of The Fish Site – an online news outlet dedicated to the maritime industry – reports that the conference focused on the many sectors within the growing seaweed industry, including fish food, biofuel, a thickening agent and, of course, as a nutritional food source for the global population.
"Although the presentations noted that growth of the seaweed industry is expected, there is still much more work to be done around the cost of seaweed production," Towers notes. However, advancements in cultivation, including a new Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture system (IMTA) currently being developed in Norway, may help lower costs and make seaweed nutrients more accessible to people around the world.
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