Seaweed Highlights

Press Release: Finalists Seaweed Innovation Challenge known

09/06/2023 - Seaweed Food Solutions, Seaweed & Co., Kelpi and Bettaf!sh won the Seaweed Innovation Challenge by presenting their seaweed-based food and packaging innovations. The pitch contest, which took place on Thursday 8 June at Old Church in Scheveningen, was part of the first edition of North Sea Seaweed, an event organized by the seaweed industry association, North Sea Farmers.

Publication of the recommended design standard for offshore and nearshore seaweed farm

02/06/2023 - To support the seaweed industry North Sea Farmers have taken the initiative to develop a design standard for offshore and nearshore seaweed farms. Together with DNV, Aqitec, Van Oord and with the financial support of Invest-NL we have completed the first step: The 'Recommended design practice for offshore & nearshore seaweed growing systems'. You can now find it on our website.

First edition North Sea Seaweed 2023 in Scheveningen on June 8th (members only)

01/06/2023 - An annual event around seaweed with an exciting program, interesting speakers and an inspiring venue. With an emphasis on helping you make new connections and strengthen existing relationships. That’s what you can expect from North Sea Seaweed. The first edition of this seaweed event of the Greater North Sea Region will be on June 8th in the Old Church in Scheveningen. Members only.

Opening match-making session on North Sea Seaweed 2023

26/05/2023 - Only two more weeks until the first edition of the annual Seaweed Event of the Greater North Sea Region: North Sea Seaweed 2023 on June 8th. For the coming event we also offer more external (business) stakeholders and facilitate match making. You can now register for this match-making session.

Meet the 10 finalists of the Seaweed Innovation Challenge

26/05/2023 - This week the finalists of The Seaweed Innovation Challenge have been announced. Ten ambitious and innovative startups from around Europe will pitch their seaweed-based food and packaging innovations during North Sea Seaweed 2023 on June 8 in the Old Church of Scheveningen.

Sector Session about 'Design standard for nearshore and offshore seaweed farms' May 30

12/05/2023 - North Sea Famers organizes the Sector Session (webinar) 'Design standard for nearshore and offshore seaweed farms' on 30 May 13:30-16:00. Fellow members can join this online event.

Pitch your product: Colruyt Group wants to offer seaweed in a fun, hip and tasty way

11/04/2023 - Colruyt Group has long been convinced of the potential of the North Sea as well as the significant economic and social added value of aquaculture projects. The group believes that marine protein sources, such as mussels, oysters and seaweed can provide an answer to the rising demand for balanced and sustainable protein sources.

'People have to get used to the fact that it smells like the sea'

06/04/2023 - ​​​​​​​Caroline Buijsse-Cammaert and Carla van de Vijver of ZJÍ have long known that seaweed is beneficial for your skin. The nomination of their Seaweed Face Treament by Chondrus Crispus for the Dutch Beauty Award feels like an extra recognition for the founders. 'We believe in the natural beauty of seaweed. Apparently, the professional market is now just as enthusiastic about the effect of seaweed on the skin as we are.'

Pitch your product: DS Smith is looking for fibre-based packaging of seaweed

06/04/2023 - He strongly believes in the potential of seaweed in the packaging industry. Jury member of the Seaweed Innovation Challenge, Thomas Ferge (Paper & Board Development Director) from the multinational packaging business, DS Smith plc, is looking for the next big thing in the packaging industry. From the use of seaweed-derived materials as for films in bio-based packaging, as a potential fibre source or fibre-based strength additives.

Nils the Koster of Vlieland cheese has been elected Wadden Sea World Heritage Ambassador

03/04/2023 - Nils the Koster, founder of Vlielander Zeewierkaas, was elected this month as Ambassador Wadden Sea World Heritage of Vlieland. A great opportunity, helping him spread his message about how healthy and delicious seaweed is. 'A spoonful of seaweed is too much for most people, but a piece of cheese with seaweed usually does work. And then you have a conversation...!'