About Kai Ho

About Kai Ho

Kai Ho ‘Oceans Treasure’ (also Sea Vegetables Tasmania) is a new business venture harvesting, processing and marketing seaweeds for the edible market. Primarily using Tasmanian sourced products Kai Ho plans to be Australia’s premier supplier of edible seaweed products.  Building on the Tasmanian brand for excellent seafoods, Kai Ho are focussing on the quality and reliability of supply. Processing of sea vegetables in Tasmania was started three years ago as a partnership between Craig Sanderson, a seaweed biologist, and James Ashmore of Ashmore Foods Tasmania, a major Australian seafood producer, processor and marketer. The products were initially marketed through Ashmore Foods. All Kai Ho seaweeds are locally foraged and harvested sustainably. The principle product, Undaria pinnatifida, is an introduced invasive seaweed to Tasmania.Undaria pinnatifida (also known as Wakame) was first identified in Tasmania in 1988 and has since been reported from St Helens (NE coast) to Dover (S coast). It was thought to have been originally introduced into Tasmania via the ballast water of ships trading from Asia. Undaria products form the basis of the Kai Ho product range. More local species will be added in the near future. Kai Ho is also aiming to be a conduit for the sale of a wide range of edible seaweed products sourced throughout Australia and worldwide. Query