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Seaweed industry needs research know-how, report says

National framework for New Zealand outlines need for coordinated research strategy to kick-start aquaculture sector

New Zealand’s seaweed industry is in “urgent need” of commercially focused research and trials, a national study has found.

In a report released on 7 October, researchers from the Cawthron Institute and the consultancy EnviroStrat say that seaweed, also known as rimurimu, is a rapidly growing sector that lacks “strategic or structural context”.

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