SeaPower Project

In Zanzibar, seaweed farming is a significant economic activity and offers an appealing approach to combine marine protection with aquaculture for better lifestyles, but it is becoming more and more susceptible to the effects of climate change (disease, low yields and quality, low prices). Working conditions are difficult, and financial security is questionable for seaweed growers, 80 percent of whom are women using the traditional off-bottom, peg-and-rope method. Since 2016, two small groups of women seaweed producers in Zanzibar (Unguja Island) have been working with Sea PoWer, an experimental and life-changing initiative, to pilot a deep-water tubular net innovation for improving yields and empowering them. The project has been addressing this through its two main key activities.

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