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Sea Moss Farmers Launch New Project in St. Andrew's

The Sea Moss Farmers of Grenville Bay and Petite Bacaye launched the “Sea Moss Mari-Culture Project”

The Sea Moss Farmers of Grenville Bay and Petite Bacaye launched the “Sea Moss Mari-Culture Project”, jointly implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in collaboration with and funded by the UNDP - ICCAS project through the Community Climate Change Adaptation Fund (CCCAF). This project will train sea moss farmers in the surrounding communities of Grenville Bay in the culturing and post-harvest processing of sea moss.

The Sea Moss Farmers of Grenville bay and Petite Bacaye have embarked on a new program which will allow them to continue to benefit from the sale of sea moss by using the process of Mari-culture. This is a specialized branch of aquaculture involving the cultivation of marine organisms for food and other products. This option has the advantage of providing a more reliable supply and better quality sea moss as well as protecting the wild stocks from further degradation as a result of overharvesting.

The larger objectives of this project will have far reaching benefits especially in the sectors of fisheries and the environment. The community will benefit through sustainable development and capacity building of its members.

The ICCAS project is part of the International Climate Change Initiative funded by the German government to assist Grenada to adapt to climate change and is executed through the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and the Environment.