Recreational harvesters of beach-cast seaweed do not require a licence if the following is met:
- Only take for private use and not for profit or commercial use.
- Only take from public access beaches or where the landholder have given permission for beach access.
- A daily limit of 100 kilograms per person per day.
- No take any seaweed that is in the water or attached to the seabed.
The Japanese brown algae, Undaria
(also known as wakame), is a marine pest species
. It cannot be handled without authorisation, and care needs to be taken to stop its spread. Keep your boat hull and equipment clean, particularly if moving from area to area.