As part of the Safe Seaweed by Design project by WUR, a workshop has been organized on safety protocols for seaweed farming to ensure safety for food products, no harm to the environment, and the wellbeing of workers. "As part of the Safe Seaweed by Design project, we studied the food safety, environmental safety, and occupational health and safety of the seaweed sector with the goal of developing guiding protocols aimed at producing safe seaweed for food and keeping the ecosystem and workers safe and healthy. During the last 1.5 years, we studied the hazards thoroughly and tested the protocols on a seaweed farm. We found various preventative and mitigative measures, as well as choices to be made to monitor hazards, or before all: to choose the right site," the organizers said.
"You, working in the seaweed industry, would be the main stakeholders who could benefit from those protocols. We hope to contribute to making this growing industry safer and provide guidance on reoccurring questions and hazards every seaweed farm faces."
For all those who cannot participate in person, a link will be shared.
"We chose this workshop to be a pre-event for the Seagriculture conference. We hope to make traveling and attending both events easier for you. If you haven't already done so, please don't forget to register for the conference as well. Thanks to our collaboration with the conference, you are welcome to use this discount code (15% - conference ticket) for the conference registration: SE22WUR"v
This project is commissioned and financed by the Lloyds Register Foundation. For more information about the project, see https://www.wur.nl/en/project/Safe-Seaweed-by-Design.htmv