To build on the success of its previous conferences, the directors of the SSIA announce the Scottish Seaweed Industry Association's second Annual Conference, which will take place again in Oban, in November.

The SSIA is a forum for all industry voices, and people with any interest in this emerging sector are welcome to register and participate.

Scottish Seaweed Industry (Scotland) Ltd
3rd Annual Conference. Wednesday 14th November 2018. Oban.
Registration: 9.30. Lunch 1-2.30 p.m. Close: 5 p.m.

Speakers Confirmed so far:

Keynote Speaker: Fergus Ewing, MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy

Peter Elbourne, New Wave Foods: Sustainable Hand Harvesting Practices, Biomass Surveys and Monitoring

Kate Burns, Managing Director, Islander Kelp Ltd: The Realities of Farming and Marketing Kelp in Europe, A Private Sector Perspective.

Isla McCulloch, Soil Association: Opportunities for Organic Seaweed.

Dr Matt Wilcox, Newcastle University: Health benefits – title to follow.

Professor Jeff Pearson, Newcastle University: Title to follow.

Rebekka Varne, Aquaculture Adviser, County Council Administration

Møre og Romsdal: Aquaculture Act and Cultivation of Seaweed in Norway

Frode Hovland, County Council Administration, Sogn og Fjordane: Management of

Mechanical and Hand harvesting of seaweed in Norway

Alex Adrian, Crown Estate Scotland: Summary and closing comments.

More Speakers will be added once confirmed.


The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) will be holding a sister event on 15th November.


Find out more about the SSIA conference, the SAMS event and register to attend.

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