Have you ever wondered what happens under the waves of an ocean farm? A plan has been launched to allow 12,000 visitors a year access to an aquarium and ocean farm simulator at a site at the entrance to St Davids.
The new farm could produce up to 15 tonnes of seaweed and shellfish per year and follows the success of two local trail sites.
The community charity is also planning to set up the St Davids Seafood House in Britain’s smallest town.
It is hoped that it will house a seafood restaurant as well as an education center and attract 12,000 visitors each year.
Câr-Y-Môr currently manages a crowdfunder Aviva Community Fund to help bring sustainable ocean agriculture to life at its new headquarters.
If he raises his goal to £6,000 he will be able to purchase and create an aquarium showcasing the seashells and seaweed found on the farm.
Funds would also go towards a simulated underwater model of the ocean farm and a film explaining how the farm is operated and monitored, the jobs available and the many potential uses of seaweed.
“We hope to open our new headquarters in St Davids soon, which we also plan to become an education center to teach school children, students, visitors and anyone interested in ocean farming about how the farm works and how they can make choices. that support our climate,” said Tracey Gilbert-Falconer of Câr-Y-Môr.
Câr-Y-Môr members are working on how seaweed can replace plastic by being used to make compostable plant pots, clothing buttons and children’s bodyboards.
“Câr-Y-Môr’s education program shows its commitment to creating long-term impact, building the connection between the next generation and the sea and helping to instill the desire to protect it from an early age” , added Rebecca Price, Member of the CYM.
“Help us inspire the next generation of ocean farmers and mitigate climate change.”
To contribute to crowdfunding, visit vivacommunityfund.co.uk/p/bringing-sustainable-ocean-farming-to-life.