Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) recently hosted a workshop at Haverhub on behalf of WWF Cymru to support their Seaweed Solutions and Wholescapes programmes, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities for seaweed and shellfish aquaculture and wild harvesting of seaweed in Pembrokeshire.  

There are many benefits from seaweed and shellfish, such as developing bio – stimulants, creating cosmeceuticals, biodegradable packaging, growing and producing healthy foods and producing high end products and supplements high in vitamins. WWF presented on their Seaweed Solutions and Wholescapes programmes, and the group shared thoughts and ideas on the challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development of the sector.  

In Pembrokeshire we have a small aquaculture sector, but the businesses we do have are passionate, and are pioneering the way. Attendees included Atlantic Oysters, Car Y Mor, Jubilee Shellfish, The Really Wild Emporium, Caeriad and representatives from The Crown Estate, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire County Council, Natural Resources Wales, Pembrokeshire Biodiversity Partnership and Aquaculture Industry Wales.  

The results of the discussions have been collated into a report for WWF Cymru & you can download below:

If you’d like to learn more and get involved, you can come to the Pembrokeshire Aquaculture Conference being organised by Donna Page from Pembrokeshire County Council on 28th February at the Bridge Innovation Centre in Pembroke Dock.  

Contact for more information on the conference – booking is essential.