A brand new seaweed farm has been installed in Pembroke Dock – Wales, this April 2016 by marine biologists from Swansea University in collaboration with the Milford Haven Port Authority. The 100 m double longline structure is part of the EPSRC funded Macrobiocrude project and will sustain kelp cultivation for the next following years. The cultivated biomass will be mainly used for research on ensilage processes (conservation method of organic material).
The farm structure and design will allow to install different textile and netting material for the cultivation of other species of seaweeds (e.g. Porphyra sp.) or bivalves (Mytilus edulis).
Blog post by Fleuriane Fernandes