SFF Futures projects: aquaculture

The projects are listed according to their start dates. The latest project is at the top.

Commercial seaweed aquaculture to reduce agricultural methane emissions

Project start: 5 November 2019
Project length: 1 year
MPI funding: $100,000
Industry funding: $150,000
Industry partner: Cawthron Institute 
Region: Nationwide

This project aims to substantially reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions through a seaweed-based cattle feed supplement. The project also aims to develop an early proof of concept of the production systems needed to develop the feed supplement at pilot-scale.


Brown seaweed for a blue economy

Project start: 10 August 2019
Project length: 1.5 years
MPI funding: $325,600
Industry funding: $488,400
Industry partner: Waikaitu Ltd
Region: Marlborough

Waikaitu Ltd, a Tasman district-based private New Zealand-owned crop protection company, has developed crop protection products based on the seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida. This project will undertake four closely-linked workstreams aimed at transforming New Zealand Undaria from a costly mussel-industry pest to a sustainable, high value global market resource.


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