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To have Scotland at the heart of innovation and sustainable economic growth of commercial companies

involved in sustainable stewardship of indigenous seaweed species in the North Atlantic.



To support the sustainable development of local companies that manage and utilise seaweed for commercial use and help develop economic diversification in local communities.


The Scottish Seaweed Industry Association is a not-for-profit organisation representing members' interests.

Seaweed is emerging as a growth sector within the framework of the Blue Economy – it is both carbon positive and has incredible potential in terms of its properties as a nutritious food, animal feed supplement, a source of protein and micronutrients, nutraceuticals and a raw material for an extensive number of other environmentally beneficial applications.