We have found any amount of scientific papers concerned with seaweed removing poisons and many other substances from the sea – there is even a suggestion that the damage caused by the atom bombs on muraroa atoll has been cleared up by this amazing plant – so take it read – any mess that mankind puts in the sea will eventualy be dealt with by the system that exists there – just as it does on land, but far better. the major problem is our inteferance.
Seaweed harvesting on the Norwegian coast is supposedly regulated by a commitee of experts in their field – marine biologists and such – i am no marine biologist but i can read and do read a large amount of papers put out by scientists on the internet concerning the sea and seaweed – they all tell me the same thing – NO ONE KNOWS THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF SEAWEED TRAWLING ON THE ECOSYSTEM.
Many of us have a feeling of doom when we think about a company, one of a group of companies who have been found guilty of nearly every crime any major corporation or company can be found guilty of, and for that has recieved record fines in nearly every case, this company is being allowed to remove seaweed not only on the Norwegian coast but on many others worldwide. FMC biopolymers.
FMC CORPORATION is involved in nearly every dirty industry it is possible for a company to be involved with. it has been found guilty of many kinds of pollution including radiation, cyanide,phosphorous and more and yet here they are blithely taking up seaweed on the Norwegian coast – they say it is in the region of 180,000 tons per year – unfortunately even the fiskerie direkoratet dosent know if that is dry or wet weight – if it is dry then we are talking about 3 times that. Fmc tells us that seaweed on the norwegian coast is healthy – not anyone else – fmc the company that harvests the stuff, and yet they have requested and got permission to harvest in nature reserves – if the seaweed was growing healthily then that would not be necesary – so who can you ask, how can you find out? Fmc says thay harvest .3% hang on a mo, 5,000 kilometres of coast 10% would be 500 km, 1% would be 50 km, half of that 5 km and yet they harvest along the entire length of the coast where seaweed grows. Something funny there.
Strangely enough ive got a document from a irish researcher that says FMC is harvesting between 15 and 20% – that sounds a bit more like it. So what are the possible environmental consequences of that. A big winter storm and than a major environmental problem.