Welcome To South Coast Seaweed
South Coast Seaweed use traditional knowledge & harvesting methods to create eco friendly & sustainable products using all natural Sea Kelp harvested from the South Coast of NSW. Sharing traditional aquaculture practices and taking care of sea country.
Have you heard of the saying 'only take what you need and leave the rest for next time' this law have been passed down though generations by word-of-mouth for thousands of years. it is a well know fact that the indigenous people of Australia still live by these laws, being one of the first cultures to use sustainability.
Revitalising the knowledge that has been lost over the years, South Coast Seaweed wants to reconnect indigenous people back to sea country, and create jobs in the mariculture and tourism industry.
Sharing this knowledge we can all help make a better future for us and future generations to come.
Indigenous Australians have been living off the land for over 10,000 years, taking what they needed and using traditional knowledge and practices which made food and resources sustainable for generations.
Known to the local YUIN people (Indigenous people of the far south coast NSW) as NA-NOO-MA, Seaweed has been apart of Australian culture since the first nation Indigenous people from growing herbal plants and medicine and collecting different seaweeds as food, or using on their skin and as a way to fish.
Aboriginal Australians are connected to ocean passing down traditional knowledge, generation to generation. Fishing, diving and living off the land taking only what was needed, using the earliest forms of agriculture and aquaculture to have a sustainable lifestyle that provided sustainable resources for animals and humans alike.
The Salt Water People of the Yuin nation have a connection to the South East Coast of the Great Southern Reef and the abundance of resources it provides can sustain the seafood industry for 100s of years.
If we put in practice the traditional methods of aquaculture and restore marine vegetation, it will not only create jobs in our region but reconnect indigenous people to the land while restoring habitat and providing an eco friendly solution to climate change.
Traditional knowledge is imperative to the survival of our marine life.
Want to learn more about the amazing world of Seaweed and our underwater ecosystems in Australia? Seaweed is being used in Food, Health & Wellbeing, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Gardening, Fishing, Fabrics and so much more.
Ever wonder what that is wrapped around your leg when you're swimming...
or what type of seaweed that is on the beach..?
join us on our cultural seaweed tours for a walk though scenic bush tracks and onto the beautiful beaches of the south coast. listen to 65,000 yrs of knowledge about living on salt water country, 1st and 2nd nation people different uses of seaweed in Australia.
learn more behind the science and sustainability of seaweed, types of seaweed and how it helps against climate change and provides habitat for sea creatures. try out our seaweed tea and find out what seaweed you can eat or how seaweed is already apart of your everyday life..
Great for beginner forager and bush walkers, family day outing, school excursion or business functions and all in between, we hope to see you soon.
Seaweed Identification Tours