Sealac harvests Ascophyllum nodosum in a sustainable way in the clean sea waters of the County of Mayo in the West coast of Ireland.
This species is traditionally hand-harvested by local cutters at low tide. Harvesters are using careful rotation and selection of the cutting areas to allow sustainable management of the seaweed stocks and a regeneration of the resource.
As regards foreshore sustainability, Sealac has developed an exclusive application to map and manage the harvest areas.
After fresh raw material has been received and inspected, it is washed to remove any sand and impurities. Cleaned seaweed is then conveyed into the factory to be dried and milled.
Sealac has developed a unique process, drying seaweed at low temperature using air, saving all the nutritional values, green coloration and typical seaweed odour. After water evaporation, we obtain a moisture content of 10-12%.
Products can be manufactured to suit individual customers with sizes ranging from 80 microns up to 5mm. Seaweed is packed into 25kg bag or 1MT bag and then stored in a clean and dry area.
Sealac complies with Irish and European Union regulations for the traceability and hygiene control at the different stages of the production process for each business sectors. Our raw material supply is completely traceable and each seaweed batch is associated to a geographic area.
Sealac is Licensed by the Irish Department of Agriculture as a feed manufacturer and certify:
– Organic, By IOFGA for agriculture and feed nutrition.