Knowledge summary of seaweed cultivation from a Swedish perspective
Food requirements are predicted to increase in the near future as the estimated global human population approaches 10 billion. Seaweeds can be rich in proteins, making them a promising novel source for vegetable proteins. Seaweed aquaculture is not an established food industry in Sweden today, but the Swedish coastline is long with very good conditions for seaweed growth. However, for the Swedish seaweed aquaculture industry to develop in the future, there is a great need to increase both knowledge and skills regarding the production of the biomass. This project focus on increasing knowledge about biomass production by providing a summary of national and international seaweed cultivation research relevant to Swedish conditions using scientific methods (systematic reviews and meta-analyses).