Sea Shanti

Sea Shanti is an Australian Owned small business partnership based in beautiful Hobart, Tasmania.

In 2011, Rita, Tanya and Dermot joined forces and Sea Shanti was born.

Back then, we were just three good friends, who across cultures and languages, shared a certain craziness for seaweed. Thanks to the sushi revolution, we realised that people in western countries were ready to start embracing seaweed!

As people with a passion for good health and nutrition, we were captivated by seaweed and its abundant nutritional qualities. We all eat broccoli and spinach and some of us love kale (yes we do!!), but when it comes to nutrition, nothing beats seaweed!! The more we read about it, the more remarkable we found it to be –


– we wanted to play a role in encouraging people to make it part of their everyday lives!

Our strong ethical interests directed our emerging business model – our products would need to be 100% natural, something we’d be happy to feed our own kids. We would need to donate a percentage of our profits to the conservation of marine habitats that so generously supply our beautiful sea plants. Our products would need to be made with love and care, in a place that respects and looks out for its team.

After a number of fun visits to South Korea, our business took shape. We developed our products, which are all hand made, 100% NATURAL and created with the finest quality ingredients, with no artificial chemicals or preservatives.

From day 1, we have donated 5% of our profits to Sea Shepherd Australia to support their awesome work in protecting and conserving marine wildlife and habitat.

We are now available in stores across Australia and New Zealand, with our distribution network growing every day. Watch out Uk, we’re on our way 🙂

To find out more about why YOU should eat seaweed, check out our About Seaweed page.

Four delicious products ready for you to devour

We now have four beautiful packaged products that your whole family will love:  Our nori thin smoky Sea Crisps, our fiery “I cant get enough” Chilli Sea Crisps, everyone’s favourite, the ever versatile Sea Flakes and our most recent addictive addition Salt & Vinegar Sea Crisps. Enjoy them as part of a meal or as a snack, but make sure you crack open a packet next time you indulge in a glass of your favourite wine or beer – you’ll never look back!


The Sea Shanti Crew

Rita Jinsun ParkSea Shanti girls

Rita is our Korean / Australian partner without whom Sea Shanti would never have existed.  She is the queen of seaweed and is a bit nutty for the old kennebec too. Apart from being a Sea Shanti partner, Rita is also mum to three  beautiful little people and spends as much time as she can reading, studying and reading some more…

Tanya Fitzpatrick

Tanya is our local Tasmanian partner, who deals with new products and marketing.   She is also mum to three gorgeous kids, and is an occupational therapist, working with young people in Southern Tasmania. When she’s not working, you’ll find her playing flies and spiders with the kids on the trampoline, reading, running or out in the garden trying to scrape out some produce where it really doesn’t want to grow… Let it rain!

Dermot FitzpatrickSea Shanti Partner

Meet Dermot, he’s Tanya’s partner and dad to the three little (and not so little) ones aforementioned. Dermot is our sales rep, accounts department and Tasmanian distributor. When he’s not punching numbers, on the phone, or delivering boxes, he’s working for a small Tasmanian NGO, and also struggling with the garden and the possums who are relentless…


Rita, Tanya and Dermot