A Sustainable and resilient macroalgal cultivation industry in the Nordic and Arctic region
Commercial production of kelp species is already established on a small scale in the Nordic and Arctic region, and the industry is expected to expand substantially during the coming few years. To ensure a sustainable macroalgal production with a minimal impact on the surrounding environment and high-quality biomass output, good cultivation practices need to be developed. The proposed project, ASuReMacro, aims to build the knowledge foundation to develop a sustainable and resilient macroalgal cultivation industry in the Nordic and Arctic region. ASuReMacro will, through collaboration with the Norwegian KELPPRO project, define which parameters should be included in a baseline studies programme for creating the base for monitoring and environmental assessments to adjust and maintain a sustainable and resilient macroalgal cultivation in Faroese fjords. ASuReMacro also aims to develop an implementation plan for the baseline studies programme.