Seaweed Health Foundation / News / Seaweed sector strangled by bureaucracy Seaweed sector strangled by bureaucracy
Wednesday 25 January 2017
Marine regulations are handicapping Norway’s nascent seaweed industry, according to Harald Sveier from Ocean Forest, the kelp growing enterprise established by Lerøy Seafood Group and the Bellona Foundation.
“Plans to initiate integrated aquaculture – such as combining seaweed production with salmon farming – are undermined by the fact that coastal planning zones are too small to cope,” he argued at the recent Aqkva Stord conference.
“And what do we do with kelp, when a locality harvests it salmon and is left fallow?” he added rhetorically.
Sveier’s talk about the progress made by Ocean Forest over the last two years illustrated his exasperation with the existing bureaucracy and he pointed to the need to obtain shore-based access on public land for the production of species such as mussels and kelp.
“These are species that do not have the same footprint as salmon and are ecologically regarded as environmental improvement measures, yet public land is not being made available under current regulations,” he observed.
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