THE ARCTIC OCEAN is Earth’s northernmost body of clean ocean. The Arctic Ocean is home to a stunning array of life and Lofoten is the birthbed of many spices. The seaweed is a very important part of it. About four million people live in the Arctic region, many of them indigenous groups that have thrived there for millennia. To survive in the harsh climate, many of the region’s people rely on the ocean’s bounty to sustain their livelihoods. This includes fishing, sealing, whaling, and other activities.
The Atlantic Ocean provides sustainable seafood, and its coastal communities thrive thanks to clean and healthy oceans and beaches. The Arctic Ocean, one of our last truly wild places, not only supports a vast array of unique wildlife, but helps to regulate the climate.
In this cold and clean ocean our farming of seaweed have the best conditions. Many find it surprising that marine plants can grow so well in harsh Arctic environments. Like plants, however, the kelp harvests the sun’s energy through photosynthesis and does not feed on other organisms. This species is one of the fastest growing species in the world, and under perfect conditions.