We are three women with a love of the ocean and a determination to mitigate the detrimental impacts of climate change and industrialized food systems on the ocean ecosystems that we cherish.
Salt Point Seaweed is committed to researching, testing, and developing the best wild harvesting and farming techniques in order to protect the ocean, and provide a nutritious, delicious addition to your kitchen that’s low in calories and high in essential minerals and amino acids. We hand harvest all of our seaweed ourselves and we’re committed to ethical and sustainable harvesting to ensure the vitality and regeneration of these coasts for years to come. We are environmentalists and ecologists at heart -- and constantly adjust our harvesting techniques to respond to the state of the coastline.
We also are actively involved in seaweed cultivation and ocean acidification research up and down the west coast of North America. Through our research, we are working to develop a regenerative solution to aquaculture that actually improves the marine environment. Aquaculture research has revealed that seaweed is an effective tool for improving aquatic ecosystem habitats and water quality, as well as mitigating eutrophication and ocean acidification. In addition to performing important ecosystem services, seaweed cultivation diversifies production opportunities for small-scale fishing and aquaculture operations by providing an additional economically valuable crop to harvest. After seeing seaweed farms successfully start in New England and Hawaii, we realized the time was right for seaweed farming to come to California. Stay tuned for our progress on farming seaweed in a way that improves the environment, benefits shellfish farmers, and produces healthy local food!
As three women environmentalists with a deep and genuine love for the ocean, we found ourselves both inspired by and in alignment with this community’s need to:
Mitigate the detrimental impacts of climate change,
Minimize and repair the adverse impact of industrialized food systems,
Restore the ocean ecosystems that we cherish, and
Contribute to a more regenerative form of harvesting nutrition for generations to come.
Connect more deeply to our environment through the food we eat.
In order to meet these goals at home, we:
Hand harvest all of our seaweed ourselves, on the northern California coast.
Commit to ethical and sustainable harvesting to ensure the vitality and regeneration of California coasts for years to come.
Engage as environmentalists and ecologists at heart.
Continually work to discover delicious and creative ways to cook with and eat seaweed.
In order to continuously adjust our harvesting techniques to respond to the needs and state of the California coastline, we are:
Actively involved in seaweed cultivation and ocean acidification research along the west coast of North America.
Diligently working to develop a regenerative solution to aquaculture that actually improves the marine environment.
Eagerly collaborating with local scientists, oyster farmers, and other environmentalists to cultivate a thriving mutually beneficial ecosystem.