Seaweed Cultivation

Kai Ho Tasmanian Sea Vegetables is involved in culturing of seaweeds in Tasmania.The aim is to produce a variety of marketable native seaweeds. So far this has included primarily the threatened giant kelp species Macrocystis pyrifera, strap weed or Tasmanian Kombu: Lessonia corrugata and the common Australian Kelp: Ecklonia radiata. These all have some intrinsic commercial value. Culturing of the giant kelp Macrocystis pyrifera is being conducted on behalf of Eaglehawk Dive Centre who are involved in reafforestation trials on the Tasman Peninsula.
For partners in this program see also: