It's not just about us, it's about future generations and keeping our oceans alive.
Here at Green Ocean Farming, we actively promote the seaweed culture, seaweed aquaculture and all aquaculture linked to benefiting the seas and oceans, often running alongside seaweed farming.
We are looking for sponsors to support the emerging seaweed farming industry and allow us to establish new seaweed farms and help fund the following projects listed below. If you are a business looking to counter your business carbon footprint and understand Blue Carbon, here's a positive and proactive solution.
Seaweed sequesters nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon, meaning seaweed farms are carbon negative.
A donation, investment or sponsorship no matter how small would be greatly appreciated and help offset your companies carbon footprint.
Our aims this year are too :-
1) 2020 Establish a number of commercial seaweed farms around the UK from the south west of England, south Wales and the west coast of Scotland. The aim is to providing a sustainable food source to the UK food market and other emerging markets such as bio fuel, bio plastic, biochar, animal feed and organic fertilizers. Investments in excess of £35k per plot.
2) Open a specialised marine laboratory aimed at seeding seaweed lines and to study the suitability of other native seaweeds for seaweed farming, such as Ulva, Dulce and Irish Moss.. Costing £85k
3) To trial deep sea, seaweed growing platforms using our own unique and eco friendly design to grow a number of seaweeds well away from land, utilising the vast space of the ocean, reducing the need of restrictive licencing and interference from other man made activities. A more cost effective way of growing large amounts of seaweed both brown and red seaweeds in the deep ocean with an option for farm shellfish at sea at the same time. Investments of £180k .
4) Off shore seaweed farms utilising the Offshore wind turbine industries established sites, to grown seaweeds within the protected areas with a view to farming shellfish in the same area. Both seaweed and bi valves will help with water quality, enhance the natural environment and marine life within this area as well as provide an income for investors.
5 ) Help coastal communities in various locations around the world by setting up sustainable seaweed farms and Biochar businesses using seaweed (mainly sargassum) Local seaweed farms provide a food and income to local communities, waste seaweed made into Biochar can be used to improve soil locally or sold for profit. Seaweed biochar is an amazing way to capture carbon from the ocean, please ask for more details.. Investments of £30k per unit.
6) Utilise the huge amounts of seaweed washed ashore particularly in the Caribbean, the Western Atlantic and West Africa which either ends up rotting in situ or has to be taken to landfill sites. Actively encourage the gathering and processing of these seaweeds to help the poorer populations on the coast. There are a number of solutions to this problem but we need help with financing to get the ball rolling. £250,000. Have a look at our Biochar page.
7) Trial alternative aquaculture alongside our seaweed such as sea cucumbers grown beneath seaweed or fin-fish farms,, reducing or neutralising the negative impact of fin fish farms on the seabed and environment through innovative and cutting edge aquaculture. £80k
Seaweed is an amazing healthy sustainable food source, it is also being used to make alternative food packaging, an alternative to plastic water bottles and to make Bio fuel. It can also used to reduce Methane emissions from Cattle ( the front end ) and can be used to make Biochar or Seaweed Paper
However in 20 to 30 years time, unless we start growing seaweed now, there will not be enough seaweed to meet demand.
If you want to get involved and help sponsor us please get in touch or use the Donate button.
There are many reasons to support the farming of Seaweed, for more information please contact us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
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