A Connecticut Couple’s Seaweed Aquaculture Adventure

 Seagriculture EU 2024

132 countries around the world have the conditions to start seaweed aquaculture off their coasts. But only 37 currently do so. While many people agree that seaweed has a lot of uses — from food to cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, and plastic replacements – fewer know that seaweed farming can also be a potent contributor to a climate solution.

In this video episode of NowThis Earth’s “One Small Step,” Lucy Biggers travels to Connecticut’s coast to learn about how a woman and her husband launched a seaweed farming business, the future of seaweed aquaculture, and how it can help reverse climate change.

Suzie Flores and her husband Jay grow food-grade sugar kelp at Stonington Kelp Co. off the coast of Connecticut and sell the seaweed to local restaurants and shops. They grow it using a system with ropes that requires no inputs or fertilizer. As it grows, the kelp absorbs carbon and nitrogen from the water and turns it into a nutrient-dense food. Join the tour.

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