Owning or part owning a seaweed farm is an exciting and financially rewarding business, not only will it give you a healthy return and income but you will be an active part of the new seaweed culture; changing the perception of seaweeds, providing healthy alternatives and sustainable foods for both humans and animals.
Growing seaweed offers an excellent income, the seaweed grows during the winter months and only requires minimum tending, it doesn’t need water or fertiliser and once the lines are in the water, they only need to be checked occasionally.
By farming seaweeds, you will not only be helping mankind change it’s perception of this sustainable healthy food but you will also be helping the Oceans and marine life by providing habitat for them and helping remove carbon from the ocean while it grows.
The overwhelming benefits of seaweed are starting to gather pace among well-informed consumers. There is a heightened demand for seaweed in all its forms, with Global Market Insights predicting that the commercial seaweed market will exceed $87 billion by 2024.
It is up to you what you do with your seaweed harvest, however seaweed is very diverse and with more and more people becoming health conscious and more people turning vegetarian and vegan you shouldn’t have any problems selling the seaweed on. You can also process the seaweed into your own unique products, pickles, breads, chutneys, soups, dried seaweed or simply sell it on. Or simply sell it in bulk either fresh or dried, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics and agricultural companies buy huge amounts of seaweeds for their products and more recently there has been an increase in interest from Asia, due to the warming seas and pollutants in there own waters.
We are offering two options to own a Seaweed farm in 2021, firstly complete ownership costing approximately £35k – £55k, (in an area of your choice) run by you with our help. We will advise you through the setting up phase and help plan the infrastructure and laying of equipment, including bottom weights / Eco weights / anchors, buoys, floats, lines and importantly supplying 1 Km of seeded seaweed lines in 100m lengths to go onto the growing lines.
Also help with licensing paperwork and legal documents, advise on harvesting and the sale of your seaweed (site approval subject to surveys). A licence to farm seaweed is valid for five years after which it will need to be renewed.
The prices quoted exclude the actual license fee and the fee charged by Crown Estate
The second more popular choice is to have your 10 x 100m seaweed lines run alongside ours Pembrokeshire, so we can do the day to day work, checking on buoys and lines where required, checking water quality and temperature and the growth rate of the seaweed. Also help with finding buyers or selling through us and we can harvest the seaweed for you. The 2021 investment is currently the same for both options £35k. Offer closes 28th Feb 2021.
The current price for wet seaweed (Kelp) is £4 per kilogram, a 100m line will give you around 1200 + Kg of wet seaweed, some lines may be less some maybe more.
If the seaweed was dried it would command a higher price but obviously there will be a cost in drying and transporting the seaweed. We can also help you find a buyer or sell it for you.
Our own seaweeds are destined for food production, bio plastic, fertiliser and biochar. Other uses for UK seaweed are – Animal feed, Bio fuel, Fibres for materials
Please note: We are not able to offer boat trips or ‘jolly’s’ out to any of our sites.
Start the process – Step one – a telephone consultation – Meet face to face – Agree terms and conditions – Sign contract /agreement followed by payments as listed below.
Payment terms – A deposit of £5000 to start the process followed by 50% of the balance before putting the infrastructure in place then the remainder of the balance before the seeded seaweed lines are put in the water.
There is an annual fee of £5k payable in year two through to year five to reseed the lines each year.
Do you have a question? Then please contact Alec direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
NB. The price excludes any boat or vessel.
We do not offer boat trips or sight seeing tours of any of the seaweed sites due to health and safety and insurance restrictions.
Please watch the following video ( contains some swearing) it relates to a larger seaweed farm in the USA but gives you some idea of what can be achieved within a couple of years.
Want to learn more about seaweed or want to set up your own seaweed farm, we would love to hear more?