We won the Sustained Partnership Award for our seaweed cultivation project working alongside the Scottish Association for Marine Science and Otter Ferry Fish Farm.
The project aims to develop commercially viable tank-based seaweed cultivation. Mara Seaweed hopes to challenge other food producers with the concept that nutritious food can be economically produced.
The judges commended Mara Seaweed on their relationship with their partners, and on their combined efforts to secure increasing amounts of funding, underlining their mutual commitment to the partnership. It was also noted that it is sound business strategy to be investing in the cultivation of seaweed in controlled conditions and that this was the key innovation of this project.
Fiona Houston, Se-EO of MARA, was delighted with the award and said: “ I am pleased by the recognition and hope that our partnership can add value to Scotland's most natural, sustainable and 'new' food resource – seaweed.”