After a very stormy and unusually warm winter, the seaweed is now growing on CEVAs cultivation site. Several species of brown seaweed have been tested for growth this year (Laminaria Saccharina / Laminaria Ochroleuca / Alaria Esculenta and Laminaria Digitata).

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The spores were directly seeded on lines between September and December 2015. The growth has been very slow starting this year, due probably to sever fooling on the lines. The first sampling took place this week (data not yet available) and a first harvest of Alaria was done for the project PROMAC, much to the delight of Helen and her team.

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