One step closer to sustainable seaweed aquaculture in Norway

One step closer to sustainable seaweed aquaculture in Norway


Seaweed is an interesting marine resource that might become an important source of protein in the future. It grows all along the Norwegian coast, but so far, we have not utilized its full potential. Seaweed cultivation can grow into a sustainable and commercially viable activity, with positive effects on climate. To achieve this, it is crucial that we increase our knowledge on the topic.

The international research project PROMAC aims to contribute to this. Møreforsking have participated in this research for several years. In our latest work, we have analyzed several possible scenarios of protein production from farmed seaweed. Thus, we have addressed the environmental impacts of imported soya protein from Brazil used as fish feed ingredient in Norway.

Do you want to know more about the environmental impacts of the different possible scenarios of protein-production from farmed seaweed, you will find our report here. 

Facts on the PROMAC project

Ongoing global human population growth and continuing rise in the standard of living demand increasing access to food and feed resources. The world’s oceans have the largest unlocked potential for meeting such demands. The cultivation of seaweeds (large marine algae) represents an important strategy for climate positive exploitation and sustainable utilization of biological resources and, accordingly, associated bio-based industries are developing fast in Norway.