The Swansea University, Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research (CSAR) is very proud to announce that Câr-Y-Môr has been awarded two grants to kick start their commercially scaled seaweed and shellfish farm.
CSAR has been supporting Câr-Y-Môr, a Community Benefit Society committed to starting the first commercial seaweed and shellfish farm in Wales through the Access2Sea project. Now they have secured two grants totalling £398,000, and CSAR is part of the collaborative team.
The Decarbonisation and COVID Fund from Menter a Busnes and Welsh Government granted Car Y Mor £98,000 for help in training, labour, marine contractors and many other elements. We are very proud to be part of the collaborative partners which also include Cywain and Seafood Cluster, Plant Ecology Beyond Land (PEBL) CIC, and Alvan Blanch crop dryers.
The European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund also granted Câr-Y-Môr £300,000 for the setup of the commercial scale site based in Ramsey Sound. This funding will contribute to farm infrastructure, shellfish and seaweed seed material, and an innovative work barge.
This is a significant development in the timeline of Câr-Y-Môr, which was registered in 2019, but they are still open for member investment.