8th GRASS stakeholder meeting and the 2nd in Latvia was completed
On 15 December 2020, GRASS partners organised the 2nd stakeholder meeting in Latvia virtually in Zoom platform. Target group of this meeting was state institutions. There were 11 participants in the meeting including participants from Nature Conservation Agency, from Health Inspection and the Ministry of Agriculture.
During the meeting participants were informed about GRASS project results so far, and environmental impacts of macroalgae cultivation presented by Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology, but also about other results of the GRASS project like a study on chemical content and alternative uses of Furcellaria spp., a study done by Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry, and finally a study on comparison of algae beach cast collection techniques that is led by the NGO ''STARI' Development Foundation.
Besides presentations there was also a discussion on existing regulation in Latvia as regards to the cultivation and harvesting of macroalgae.