A large void
It is with great sadness and grief that we heard about the passing of John van Leeuwen, CEO of Seaweed Harvest Holland, as a consequence of a tragic accident Saturday the 14th of September, at the Schelphoek in the province of Zeeland.
The passing of John is an impossible loss for friends and family. As for the seaweed sector. As most of you may know, John was one of the leading figures in the seaweed sector with great ambition and determination. John was, and will remain, an extraordinary seaweed farmer. An entrepreneur, a powerful visionary. He was a respected participant of many seaweed related activities. But above all, he was a pioneer in seaweed farming; who engaged us in his stories and experiences. His untimely passing has created a large void in the seaweed community.
On behalf of the board and team of the Noordzeeboerderij foundation and on behalf of all members of the Seaweed Platform community, we share our deepest condolences. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.