PUBLISHED: 15:51 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 16:05 09 January 2019 Daniel Bennett Seaweed farming could be established off the coast of Wells. Picture: Colin Inglis (c) copyright citizenside.com The UK’s first commercial seaweed farming operation could be set up off the north Norfolk coast under new proposals. Seaweed farming could be established off the coast of Wells. Picture: Ian BurtSustainable Seaweed is looking to set up a farm approximately 6km off the coast of Wells in an area the size of around three football pitches. The proposal was discussed by Wells Town Council at a meeting on Monday, where both co-directors of the company, Jeff Eneberi and Sahil Shah, addressed councillors.Mr Eneberi said during the meeting: “We want to create a business that is great for the environment and employment for the local community.“All the bodies are also learning alongside us. There is always going to be a pioneer at some point and this is why we are having this conversation now.”How seaweed is used. Graphic by Ollie Hoff Archant.The seaweed would be grown using mats which would sit three metres under the water and are then lifted out of the sea to be prepared for usage. The company… Read full this story
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