Promoting the sustainable management of Scotland’s inshore waters so that they provide the maximum long term socio-economic benefits to all Scotland’s coastal communities.
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There is growing interest in seaweed cultivation around the coasts of Scotland. SIFT has been looking into the benefits and significant risks this brings.
22 June, 2023
Guidelines for environmentally responsible seaweed cultivation have just been published. These guidelines have been developed to help UK seaweed businesses understand the potential environmental impacts of both seaweed aquaculture and wild seaweed harvesting, and to help them incorporate this knowledge into their projects before commencing development.
24 March, 2022
SIFT recently commissioned a report on Facilitating development of the seaweed cultivation sector in Scotland. The report assesses the role of cooperatives and alternative models for collaboration in meeting key commercial challenges in the sector. In particular, it considers how cooperatives specifically designed to assist small scale seaweed farmers