OrganicOcean is harvesting brown seaweeds in a sustainable way in the cold and pure waters of the St-Lawrence Estuary in the province of Quebec in Canada. OrganicOcean holds a harvest permit from Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We harvest the brown seaweeds Ascophyllum nodosum, Saccharina longicruris and Fucus vesiculosus. Most of our products are manufactured from fresh Ascophyllum nodosum.
Our harvesting techniques are environmentally friendly and allow the regeneration of the algal resource. The harvest is done at low tide and the seaweed is hand cut with a sickle at a minimum 15 cm from the holdfast. Only 15 to 20% of the total biomass is harvested and the harvest sites are exploited only every 3 years.
seaweed and adaptation to stress
quality and traceability
Our raw material supply is completely traceable and each seaweed batch is associated to a geographic area delimited by GPS points. The quality control is taken in charge by our scientific team. The integration of seaweed harvest in our exclusive manufacturing process allows to guarantee the quality and the composition of the starting raw material and also the performance of our line of seaweed-based products.