Join Us

Join a community that's committed to sustainable and innovative seaweed solutions. North Sea Farmers offers you a dynamic platform for inspiration, knowledge exchange, and network expansion. Here's what you'll gain as a member:


Sector Sessions

Participate in thematic work groups organized 6-8 times per year to address cross-company dilemmas.

Networking Events

Join our larger networking events twice a year featuring inspiring guests, presentations, and workshops.

Solid Knowledge Base

Exclusive access to a wide range of resources:

Online knowledge base with articles, presentations, and documents. Topics include seaweed cultivation, certification (NEN/CEN), subsidies, project management, and more.

Member Consultancy

Direct support with questions or issues.

Match-making within our network for structural operational support.

Monthly Newsletter

Stay updated with our monthly newsletter, featuring news from members and the sector.


We actively represent and advocate for the sector through:

 Involvement in multiple stakeholder groups, steering committees, and advisory boards. Policy input to governments, research institutes, and related organizations.

Dedicated Partnerships

Every aspect of the seaweed value chain is represented in the community: an extremely wide array of interests, activities and challenges. As North Sea Farmers we can help you understand the value chain and who is doing what. Our network extends as follows:

  • More than 150 paying member organizations, including:
    • Over 40 internationally operating companies
    • Almost all Dutch wind farm operators
    • Universities and knowledge institutes
  • Over 1,000 stakeholder contacts in Europe
  • EU and Dutch governmental and regulatory stakeholders
  • Nature, fishery and aquaculture NGOs
  • Standardisations & certification committees

Membership Fees

Your annual fee grants you and your team full access to all member benefits and supports the seaweed sector. Fees vary based on your organization's size.

Rates for 2024:

  • Micro-Company (<10 employees): €495 p/year
  • Small Company (<50 employees): €1,400 p/year
  • Medium Company (<250 employees): €3,250 p/year
  • Large Company (>250 employees): €7,000 p/year

NGOs receive a 25% discount.

Invest in the seaweed sector and enjoy exclusive member privileges.

We look forward to welcoming you to our community!