This project is primarily a desktop study that will rely on existing sources of information and extensive surveying of both harvesters/growers and businesses or organisations within the seaweed sector. Through a comprehensive survey of the key stakeholders, data and information will be collated to map and value the seaweed supply chain, create an industry wide directory, develop best practice recommendations for seaweed resource management and reporting, and prepare the required final report and summary fact sheet and presentation. The final report, and associated communication materials, will provide a clear snapshot of the Irish seaweed industry and identify the issues, challenges, barriers and opportunities for continued industry growth and development.
1. Project database
2. Industry directory
3. Spatial mapping of seaweed harvesting and processors
4. Best practices recommendations for sustainable harvesting and reporting
5. Final report
6. Knowledge transfer event including fact sheet and presentation