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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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We can learn about healthy eating habits from prehistoric man

by Lynn Cornish on August 10, 2020 in Healthy Eating


The dictionary definition of ‘Agriculture’ is: “the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products”. Obviously, without agriculture, the majority of people on our planet would perish from starvation.


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