Photo Gallery

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Photographs from the NAFC Marine Centre’s ‘Shetland Seaweed Growers’ project which investigated the feasibility of growing and harvesting seaweed on a commercial scale in Shetland (funded by the Coastal Communities Fund).

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Harvesting seaweed

 Harvesting kelp from the shore - Rhiannon Inkster (L) and Lesley McEvoy.

 

Harvesting kelp from mussel lines

Harvesting kelp from mussel lines with East Voe Shellfish Ltd.

 

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Christine Rolin, harvesting kelp

Harvesting kelp from mussel lines - Christine Rolin (NAFC).

 

Michael Pottinger, East Voe Shellfish Ltd, harvesting kelp

Harvesting kelp - Michael Pottinger (East Voe Shellfish).

 

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Hatchery culture strings seeded with Alaria

Alaria seeded on strings in the hatchery.

 

Kelp spools in hatchery tanks

Spools of seaweed-seeded string in the hatchery.

 

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Josh Laing deploying kelp-seeded strings onto sea ropes

Josh Laing (NAFC) deploying seaweed-seeded string onto sea-rope for ongrowing.

 

Unwinding kelp-seeded strings around sea-ropes during sea-deployment

Deploying seaweed-seeded string onto sea-rope for ongrowing.

 

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November deployed seaweed lines being monitored in January

Laminaria seedlings growing on sea-rope two months after their November deployment.

 



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 Seaweed site at Lea of Trondra

Cultivated seaweed at NAFC's licensed sea-site at the Lea of Trondra.

 

 Cultivated Alaria

Cultivated Alaria.

 

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Unst seaweed workshop

Seaweed workshop in Unst.

 

 

Unst seaweed workshop

Seaweed workshop in Unst.