Optimizing the production of seeding material for cultivation of sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima)

  • Elsa Berg

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Cultivation of seaweed is on the rise in Europe and Sugar kelp (Saccharina latissima) is one of the kelp species holding a promise as a widespread crop in Europe. >99% of seaweed is cultivation in Asia and to improve the economic feasibility of macroalgal cultivation in the western world, cultivation costs must be lowered. Optimizing the production of seeding material without reducing quality would contribute to lower costs and a higher yield pr. meter seeded line.
The results from this experiment indicate, that it is possible to produce seeding material after about a month in nursery, and that a well succeeded seeding and life stage of the seeding material are of great importance for the yield.
Date of Award2019
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Náttúruvísindadeildin - Faculty of Science and Technology
SupervisorEyðfinn Magnussen (Supervisor) & Urd Grandorf Bak (Supervisor)

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