Nordic Food Entrepreneur

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Faroe Islands – TARI

TARI (the Faroese word for seaweed) is an aquaculture company focused on the sustainable farming of macroalgae in the Faroe Islands.

Harvesting or farming of macroalgae for food is not an established industry in the Nordic countries, and they thus represent an untapped nutritional resource.

Macroalgae can be cultivated, without the use of fertilizer and pesticides, in places where the natural ecosystem isn’t affected and can therefore play an important role in sustainably feeding the planet.

Founded by the siblings Agnes Mols Mortensen, a researcher with a Ph.D. in macroalgae biology, and Mortan Mols Mortensen, a commercial diver with years of experience diving for high quality seafood, TARI draws on their respective competences to develop best practices for sustainable production of macroalgae.

TARI has recently branched into salmon aquaculture, where they offer seaweed-based solutions to improve animal welfare in a sustainable way.

The “Green Hatchery” is TARI’s latest initiative. The company is installing a water turbine in their new hatchery and production building with the aim to reach a carbon neutral or even negative budget.