There are no other companies operating sites around the world with the aim of commercialising wetland restoration and aquaculture farming for financial and environmental gain.
We hold unique expertise in this area, having successfully launched the UK’s first seawater farm, and we advise companies and individuals as to the benefits and requirements for creating their own wetland restoration or aquaculture projects.
Our mission is to share knowledge and expertise so that communities around the world can benefit from regenerative farming approaches, to help clean the planet and provide economic and personal resilience. Time is running out and the global population is growing – working together we can help transform agriculture for future generations.
Find out more about some of the themes we are exploring at the moment.
Coastal wetlands, including saltmarshes and mangroves, are amazing tools in our fight against climate change and global threats to agriculture.
As the first line of defence on our coastlines, they act as buffers for storms and rising seas, store massive amounts of carbon, create habitats for fish and birds, while being able to sustain human activities like fishing and farming. These ‘forgotten’ ecosystems are now coming to the forefront in the fight against climate change as their utility across many ecoservices is being fully realised.
Since 2018, the team at Seawater Solutions has been exploring the many uses of wetlands for our environment as well as coastal communities threatened by climate-stresses.
The team is now running a number of different projects globally to demonstrate the significant benefits that our coastal wetlands can deliver.
Coastal wetlands capture and store more CO2 per unit area than any other natural system (30 times more than rainforests do), with some estimates going as high as 250 tonnes of carbon per hectare.
The latest research shows that such wetlands become even more effective at sequestering CO2 as sea levels rise. Muddy, coastal marshes are “sleeping giants” that could fight climate change, it has been suggested.
Investment in artificial wetland creation can give an organisation the opportunity to offset their own carbon output, plus additional revenue through carbon credit sale (through organisations such as the European Climate Exchange). This also represents significant opportunities for landowners and farmers seeking to diversify land and create new revenue streams.
We predict that carbon credits sold from these carbon sinks can be sold at over £2,400 per year per hectare.
Seawater Solutions is currently working with Scottish Universities and research institutions to develop the world’s first saltmarsh carbon credit scheme, with the support from corporate actors seeking to offset carbon emissions.
Whether you are a shrimp farmer in Vietnam or a landowner on the Scottish coast, diversification of your portfolio provides financial resilience in uncertain times, as well as important environmental services to your land and operations.
Seawater farming provides such resilience. Here are just some of the ways that we can help you to expand your portfolio:
Growing new crops on redundant or degraded land for sale at market or for use in-house (from on-site restaurants to flavourings in your primary products).
Exploiting carbon capture credits.
Allowing animals to feed on salt-tolerant meadows (providing important nutritional supplements for healthier animals, as well as increasing the rarity and value of the meat produced).
Exploring halophyte by-product potential.