Seaweed Harvesting on Vancouver Island: A New Industry That Requires Better Regulation

As global demand for seaweed expands, a new commercial seaweed harvesting industry is emerging on Vancouver Island. This report warns that this harvest could have serious impacts on fisheries and sensitive coastal ecosystems if government oversight does not improve.

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seaweed, coastlines & oceans, oceans, environmental law, environmental protection, environmental regulation, environmental policy, marine plant fisheries