Sea Vegetables, Seaweed Pie and Opportunities in Canada
Marine macroalgae or “seaweeds” are found in products used daily by Canadians and around the world.
Toothpaste, for example, often contains a gelling agent extracted from seaweed (e.g. guar gum) that gives it its smooth consistency and keeps the cleaning components of the paste well dispersed and stabilized. A seaweed extract (e.g. alginate) also keeps the lemon filling in meringue pies smooth and firm. In general, seaweeds are considered a “superfood” and have numerous uses that are ...
Fishing and Farming the Seas
Historical Perspective and Future Prospects on Sustainable Seafood Production
“We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about — farming replacing hunting” — a quote from the famous oceans explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau in the early 1970s.
Perhaps by then he had already begun to see the devastating effects industrial, large scale fishing vessels were having on our oceans ecosystems.
Fishing is indeed ...
Innovation is Crucial for Any Industry, Including Aquaculture
The quote, “innovation is the key to success” is one that successful fisheries or aquaculture industries can live by.
In order to address operational costs, farm site management concerns or even produce new and improved products, the industry is constantly innovating to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive in the global market place. Those that do not, are swallowed by other companies or perish, essentially at their own hand.
While there are many new innovations in aquacul...