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Ankündigung26. Oktober 2022Generaldirektion Maritime Angelegenheiten und Fischerei

Euronews OCEAN Season 4, Episode 10, 'Blue revolution': How farmed seaweed is good for us and the planet

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In the clean coastal waters of Western Sweden, not far from Gothenburg, tens of kilometres of ropes are hanging suspended just under the water surface. This is a seaweed plantation — a new farming site worked by Gaëtan Zackrisson and his team.

It's the seeding season, and today they are here to plant more ropes with tiny algae seedlings. Sea lettuce, or Ulva, is an experimental crop, not typically grown on farms at sea.

These came from the lab this morning — we're going to put it down in the sea to grow here, but it's already eatable. It's pretty nice. It's very small, but it will become about 20, 30, 50 centimetres long — so it becomes a crunchy salad

explains Gaëtan Zackrisson, Process and cultivation developer, Nordic Seafarm.

OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). Season 4 features monthly 8-minute videos, where we discover fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.

Broadcast since 2019, OCEAN features episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and much more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.

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Datum der Veröffentlichung
26. Oktober 2022
Generaldirektion Maritime Angelegenheiten und Fischerei