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How Acadian’s Seaweed Harvest Machine Prioritizes Sustainability and Overcomes Labour Shortages

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on October 26, 2022 in News, Sustainability

 

Over the last 40 years, Acadian Seaplants has worked hard to stay true to our sustainable roots as we pioneer value-added products for healthier plants, animals and people. We’ve made ongoing investments into sustainable seaweed harvesting of Rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) in Nova Scotia and abroad to balance conservation and commerce in ways that support local […]

 

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The 3 Secrets to Our Sustainable Business Management Success

by Jean-Paul Deveau on June 21, 2022 in Sustainability

 

If you speak with some people, you might be led to believe ideas like commerce or capitalism have no place in the same sentence as conservation or community. In our experience, that couldn’t be further from the truth. From the very beginning, Acadian Seaplants has maintained a balance where commercial interests, local communities and rich […]

 

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Acadian Seaplants Earns Canada’s Best Managed Companies Status for the 20th Consecutive Year

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on June 14, 2022 in News

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia – June 10, 2022 – Acadian Seaplants Limited, a fully-integrated bio-tech manufacturer of premium seaweed products for plants, animals, and people, takes immense pride in announcing a major honour: receiving recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 20 consecutive years. This prestigious award identifies businesses which exhibit excellence in their […]

 

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Pure Science, Hard Work & a Bit of Luck: How We Pioneered Land-Based Seaweed Cultivation

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on May 3, 2022 in Cultivation

 

Did you ever ask yourself where edible seaweed originates from before it ends up on your plate? You’re probably imagining kelp forests swaying with the movements of the waves or colonies of merlot-colored algae fanning out from coastal rocks. Maybe you even have an assumption about which ocean it was grown in, whether in pristine […]

 

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Acadian Seaplants Limited Expands In-House Quality Assurance Lab to Enhance Customer Service

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on April 25, 2022 in News

 

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia – Acadian Seaplants Limited, a fully-integrated bio-tech manufacturer of premium seaweed products for plants, animals, and people, is proud to announce the completion of its microbial testing laboratory at their Deveau Center Extraction Facility in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. Investing to bring this crucial quality assurance process in-house enables them to take their […]

 

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Automation with a Human Touch: How Acadian Seaplants Balances Technology and People

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on March 8, 2022 in Engineering

 

When people talk about innovation, it’s about new ideas fixing persistent or emerging problems. It’s certainly exciting to gain new technological ground and expand our collective capabilities, but it’s equally important for the innovators themselves to prepare for the big changes that often follow and take actions to address any consequential impacts. Consider automation. For […]

 

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How ASL Keeps Improving Our Seaweed Resource Assessments

by Dr. Jean-Sebastien Lauzon-Guay on January 20, 2022 in Resource Science

 

This year, four of our Nova Scotia Rockweed harvesting leases came up for re-application. Acadian has been carefully managing and harvesting those government leases for over 20 years. We’ve just published a peer-reviewed scientific paper showing that the condition of the resource has remained the same over that period (read it here!). Over the last […]

 

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How ASL Contributes to the Zero Hunger Project by Boosting Plant Health

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on October 19, 2021 in Plant Health

 

Global food security faced unprecedented challenges in 2020. Supply chain breakdowns from the pandemic, when combined with climate change volatility, resulted in 811 million people worldwide living with persistent hunger (that’s more than the total North American population). Unless communities and organizations take action to ensure people everywhere have regular access to the food they […]

 

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Saved by Seaweeds: their important contributions in times of crisis!

by Lynn Cornish on February 3, 2021 in Healthy Eating

 

If there’s anything the good people of Ireland are familiar with, it is with various ‘times of crisis’! Forced to eke out meagre livelihoods on lands consisting mostly of rock, or by harvesting the various offerings at the seashore, the Irish are widely recognized as a strong and resilient people. Survivors, to be sure…and ‘solid as rocks’ in their own right!

 

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The Ebb and Flow of Resource Science Assessments

by Michéal MacMonagail on September 30, 2020 in Resource Science

 

I recently recalled a good week of seaweed sampling we had in August of last year and thought I’d share the experience with you.  I remember we needed to inspect several beds of Ascophyllum nodosum along the Connemara and Mayo coastlines. 

 

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