Tag Archives: Cascadia Seaweed

Climate solution: kelp farming on Cortes Island

the Discourse, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Ashley Zarbatany has been an environmental organizer for the last 11 years. Now, as she spearheads a climate action plan for her community on Cortes Island, it’s innovative ideas like kelp farming that inspire her work.

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What happens when you add seaweed to salmon farms?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

For well over a decade, scientists on Canada’s coasts have demonstrated how growing seaweed or shellfish alongside salmon farms can provide a host of benefits — economic and ecological.

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First Nations Seaweed farming

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Larry Johnson takes the responsibility of his traditional name — Anii-tsa-chist, or Keeper of the Sea — bestowed to him three decades ago by a much-respected uncle very seriously.

“I’m very proud of the name,” said Johnson, the president of Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) Seafood, and a fisherman descended from generations of fishermen.

“It is an honour to hold it and to try to live up to that name, and that’s what I try to do every day,” he said.

It’s why Johnson is so excited by the prospects of seaweed aquaculture, one of the newest ventures NCN Seafood has undertaken in partnership with Cascadia Seaweed.

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BC seaweed: the cure for belchy cows and climate change?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Canadian scientists are investigating whether regional seaweeds might be the new superfood for cows, and battle climate change in the process.

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