Cascadia Seaweed is growing to be the largest provider of ocean cultivated seaweed in North American — a climate-positive crop with a variety of uses requiring only the sea and sunlight to grow. This British Columbia based corporation was founded in 2019 by three maritime professionals who believe in building a profitable and scalable business that enhances the natural environment and provides economic opportunity for rural and coastal communities
Ocean cultivated seaweed requires no freshwater, fertilizers, pesticides or arable land to grow. It utilizes nutrients from the sea, sequesters more carbon than land plants, mitigates acidification, creates habitat, is renewable and fast growing. It is the definition of regenerative aquaculture and this new and burgeoning sector directly supports the development of Canada’s growing Blue Economy.
In the summer of 2020, they made a strategic shift from an ingredients supplier to a food producer, while welcoming new team members with the expertise to develop the market strategy, and others increasing our capacity to scale-up.
While launching consumer packaged food products continues to be the forward-facing focus, behind the scenes Cascadia Seaweed team members are working diligently to secure more tenures and get farms in the water, as new high-value opportunities for seaweed are on the horizon.