The cool, clear and clean waters of the North Atlantic allows seaweed to grow, flourish and thrive. Our pristine shoreline supports an ideal and sustainable environment which yields seaweed packed with minerals, antioxidants and a vast range of nutrients. Seaweed contains many health benefits for humans and animals, acts as a fantastic fertilizer and are used as biostimulants- protecting plants against biotic and abiotic stresses.

Although seaweed has many benefits, much of the region is experiencing challenges. Increased costs of transportation, extensive drying time, and competition from Asian nations has led to the development of this project. The main result of this project will be the establishment of a “brand” of excellence for seaweed across the NPA region demonstrating that seaweed from the area is high quality, consistent and sustainable.





Andrew MacKenzie
Lews Castle College UHI
Tel: +44 185170365

The 2020 Seagriculture Conference was held online on September 24-25. A presentation of the SW-Grow project was given by project officer Cliodhna Ní...

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The NPA Annual Conference was held virtually on September 23. A presentation of the SW-Grow project was given by project leader Andrew MacKenzie; the...

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The latest news from the SW-GROW project can be found below.

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The first of two-yearly meetings of the SW-GROW Project Partners, to promote the seaweed industry in the Northern Periphery and Arctic Region, was...

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SW-GROW and Údarás Na Gaeltachta hosted a “Seimineár Feamainn” in the Connemara Coast Hotel on Wednesday 15th January.

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