Seaweed could be NZ’s next big industry, advocates say – RNZ

While some companies harvest seaweed, or rimurimu, in New Zealand by gathering it from the shore or as bycatch from mussel farms, there are no large-scale commercial farms or hatcheries.

The Sustainable Seas Challenge project, led by researchers from Nelson’s Cawthron Institute and EnviroStrat has spent the last two-and-a-half-years developing a seaweed sector framework in order for the country to make economic, environmental, social and cultural gains.