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Seagriculture 2018

7th International Seaweed Conference

6-7 November, Galway, Ireland

Meet your conference speakers

Fiona Houston
Co-Founder & SeaEO
Mara® Seaweed 

"Critical Factors for upscaling a vertically integrated seaweed business "

Fiona Houston is “SeaEO” of Edinburgh-based Mara® Seaweed, the UK’s pioneering seaweed brand. Fiona founded the company in 2011, and has led the company through early stages of growth, including scaling up the seaweed supply chain with the first fully accredited sea-to-shelf seaweed production facility. Fiona has driven the company’s growth from concept to an award-winning innovative food brand. In 2015 she won BQ’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


An overview of some of the barriers to growth in the commercial growth of the seaweed sector, and some of the key issues, political, environmental and commercial, that are relevant to us all.