• Arsenic in Irish marine macroalgae- implications for industry

      Marine Institute; AsMARA; National University of Ireland Galway; Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Marine Institute, 2015)
      There is a long tradition of using seaweeds from Irish waters as food, fertiliser and animal feed. Both nationally and globally, there is a renewed interest in using this resource for a host of products in the food, feed, agricultural, cosmetics and biotechnology sectors. According to SeaChange1 the estimated worth for the Irish seaweed sector is predicted to increase significantly by 2020. One barrier to developing seaweed-based industries relates to reported high levels of arsenic for many types of seaweed including some species of interest to Irish companies.