Harvesting seaweed and the selling of rights to harvest it has become an issue in Ireland in recent years.
In 2014 the right to harvest seaweed on the west coast was sold by an Irish seaweed company to a Canadian multinational.
The impact of seaweed harvesting and the concerns and challenges will be explored at an international seaweed conference to be held in Dublin next week – May 5th.
Coastwatch are hosting the event at Trinity College and are bringing in international experts to discuss the issues surrounding seaweed and the marine environment.
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