Sept. 3, 2018

SUFB 555: Dredging Kelp In Scotland Is A bad Idea

SUFB 555: Dredging Kelp In Scotland Is A bad Idea

Kelp habitat is one of the riches and most diverse habitats in the Ocean. It's why most governments will do their best to protect them. Scotland is one of those countries. It anyone in Scotland wants to get a permit to use kelp in their business, they...


Kelp habitat is one of the riches and most diverse habitats in the Ocean. It's why most governments will do their best to protect them. Scotland is one of those countries. It anyone in Scotland wants to get a permit to use kelp in their business, they would only be able to cut the tops to allow for regrowth. That makes sense...it's sustainable.

However, there is a company called Marine Biopolymers, a biochemical company, that would like to dredge swaths of kelp beds for its own use. Not very sustainable. 

I don't really understand why the company would choose to dredge the kelp forests when they could farm it. 

Check out the episode to find out more.

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