Seaweed recycle nitrogen, phosphorus and CO2 from the sea, provide habitats for other organisms and is a source to vegetative food and feed. NSA aims to valorize the contribution to the ecosystem.
Kelp farming is not a “silver bullet”, documentation and research will be needed to document the regenerative effect on the sea and how it can be a positive contribution to e.g., other fish farming to avoid eutrophication.
The Seaweed Cluster has a focus group ‘Sustainability’. The prioritized task for the group is to develop a monitoring program for environmental effects from kelp farms and build a new value chain for ecosystem services.