News and Blog: Category: Resource Science

Why the World Is Rethinking How Ascophyllum nodosum Grows

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on May 4, 2023 in Resource Science


If you’ve ever taken a long walk along a North Atlantic shore, you might have seen the seaweed at the center of our success: Ascophyllum nodosum. Its olive-brown fronds, covering the shore along the coast, are a memorable sight to behold. Each frond can range from 0.5 to 2 meters. Oblong formations called air bladders […]


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How Dr. Bryan Morse and Our Resource Science Team Embody Seaweed Conservation

by Acadian Seaplants Limited on January 20, 2023 in Resource Science, Sustainability


Most people know oceans cover 71% of our planet, but what’s not as common knowledge is that 50% to 80% of all life on Earth calls marine ecosystems home. As a result, almost every business worldwide has some impact on the continued wellbeing of this immense and critical biome. Whether businesses are a force 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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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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