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 tobenefiting 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 much larger commercial rope grown seaweed farms off the Devon and Cornish coasts, with options of starting seaweed farms off the North East coast, the Highlands and beyond. The aim is to providing a sustainable food source to the UK food market. The cost of setting up a number of micro farms is approximately £250k.
2) Open a specialised marine laboratory aimed at seeding seaweed lines and study the suitability of other native seaweeds for seaweed farming, such as Ulva and Irish Moss.. Costing £45k
3) Ocean Oxygenation - (Upwelling) Trials to pump cold nutrient rich sea water from 150m - 200m to the ocean surface through a compressor to force bubbles to the surface and in doing so kick starting the food chain , which then helps to reduce Ocean warming, please contact us for more details. These trials will cost £250k.
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 deter current wild seaweed practices that have a negative affect on marine life and the seaweeds.
6) Utilise the huge amounts of seaweed washed ashore particularly in the Caribbean and Western Atlantic 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
7) Alternative solutions to Fin Fish farming methods, 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 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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