See seaweed Flyer attached above – has all the details
Traditional Seaweed Harvesters Get Organised
Connemara leads the way with a one day gathering of traditional handcutters. Sat 27th April 2019, at Tigh Mheaic Carna for Tionól Feamainne an Iarthair/ Western Seaweed Gathering. It is organised on behalf of Coiste Chearta Feamainne Chonamara/ Conamara Seaweed Rights Committee.
It’s a one day gathering for the purpose of clarifying the issues of concern to Traditional Seaweed Harvesters, addressing some of their concerns and looking at possible solutions.
Aims of the day to discuss
- Seaweed rights and legislation
- Economic and environmental superiority of traditionally harvested seaweeds over mechanically harvested seaweeds.
- Success in seaweed enterprises and funding opportunities
- Sustainability through ownership of resource
Western Seaweed Gathering
Come and learn about traditional harvesting of seaweed in Tigh Mheaic Carna on the 27th of April.
11.00 Introduction and welcome John Baba Jack Ó Conghaola.
11-11.20 Seaweed of our Atlantic coast – Value of Traditional hand Harvesting
(Marie Louise Heffernan/Séagh Mac SÍurdáin )
11.20 – 11.40 Blath na Mara – a successful food industry based on seaweed
11.40- 12 Questions /Coffee
12.00 -12.20 John Fitzgerald Legislation and local business
12.20 -12.40 Martin Dempsey – security of supply
12-.40- 1.00 Seamus Breatnach BIM FLAGS – Funding of seaweed enterprises
Wrap of Morning Session
14.00 – 14.20 Karen Dubsky Sustainability and seaweed
14.20-14.40 Udaras Support mechanisms for traditional industry
14.40 15.00– Tony Barrett – Processing and benefits of traditionally harvested seaweed
15.00 -15.20 Questions/Coffee
15.20- 15.40 Eamon Mylotte legislation and round Up
15.40-16.00 Wrap and conclusion
Aim will be to inform people on seaweed and to collect contact details for all harvesters to ensure everyone is kept informed regarding legislation.
Hosted by Coiste Chearta Feamainne Conamara.
Entrance Fee 10 euro to fund ongoing information for harvesters