Yesterday the Science Minister from DEFRA, Lord de Mauley, visited our seaweed farm collaboration project, funded by the Technology Strategy Board’s Agric-Tech Catalyst. The project is based on Loch Fyne and is in partnership with Otter Ferry Seafish Ltd and the Scottish Association of Marine Science. The project aims to research and develop whether farming two types of premium seaweed is commercially viable.
Lord de Mauley said: “It was great to visit Loch Fyne to see funding from the UK Government’s Agri-Tech Strategy bringing industry and academia together to turn an innovative idea into a commercial reality. It’s heartening that £5m of funding has already gone to support similar projects across Scotland, with plenty more to come.”
It was gloriously sunny as we showed the minister around our seaweed on-shore tanks and discussed the future of seaweed as a food.