Great ideas here. We need to eat more kelp and we need to stop polluting out environment with fossil fuels.
Farming the Sea: why eating kelp is good for you and good for the environment from Patrick Mustain on Vimeo.
"Our farms function as storm-surge protectors, breaking up wave action
to reduce the impact of hurricanes and rising tides. And they serve as
artificial reefs, attracting more than 150 species of aquatic life. Sea
horses, striped bass and grey seals come to eat, hide and thrive on our
farms. My farm used to be a barren patch of ocean, now it’s a
flourishing ecosystem. As fishermen, we’re no longer pillagers, hunting
the last fish. We are a new generation of climate farmers who have
joined the fight to restore our planet. We’re trying to break down the
seawalls that separate our land-based and ocean-based food systems. Even
the best land-based farms pollute, sending nitrogen into our waterways,
so we use our kelp to capture that nitrogen, turn it into liquid
fertilizers and send it back to organic farmers to grow their wonderful
vegetables. When the nitrogen then runs back into Long Island Sound, we
capture it again.
The idea is to build a bridge between land and sea in order to close
the loop between our food systems. Too often our thinking stops at the
water’s edge. A bridge is needed."