How giant seaweed farms can feed fish and fix the climate

This story publicises  Sunlight and Seaweed: An Argument for How to Feed, Power and Clean Up the World by Tim Flannery, published by Text Publishing, describing how large offshore rafts, 1km or so square, buoyed 25m below sea surface, can be used to tether ropes, to create healthy new environments growing plant material, giant kelp, seagrass and others, to support growth of shellfish and fish. Kelp can grow as much as 600mm per day, absorbing at least 10 times more CO2 than rainforest, also reducing acidity in seawater to improve conditions for marine life.

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