Atlantic Sea Farms’ Briana Warner

 Seagriculture EU 2024

Today’s video profile comes from the Story Exchange. Fast-growing kelp can help mitigate the impact of climate change by removing carbon and nitrogen from the water. And compared with land plants and animal meats, kelp is loaded with digestive and nutritional benefits. Yet 95% of edible seaweed is imported — something Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms is on a mission to change.

Briana is partnering with Maine lobster farmers to grow and harvest kelp in their off season, which helps diversify their income. Kelp farming “uses the exact same equipment as lobstering does,” plus lobster farmers already have a “massive skill set” on the sea, she says. Watch the video to see how line-grown kelp is harvested and turned into delicious salads and cubes for smoothies. Ocean foods like seaweed and kelp are predicted to be the hottest superfoods of 2023.

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