This study focused on the potential of seaweed, cultivated in the North Sea, as a sustainable and profitable resource for feed and non-food applications. Seawood production can take place as part of multi-use platforms at sea (MUPS). A review of the state-of-the-art in seaweed production and its applications. Various economic, ecological and social challenges are identified, which need to be addressed to utilise this potential.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages108
ISBN (Print)9789086156528
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLEI report
PublisherWageningen UR


  • seaweeds
  • laminaria
  • seaweed culture
  • marine products
  • feeds
  • nutrients
  • north sea
  • biobased economy


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