Category Archive: Seaweed

This category includes various algae and seaweed species in regard to their culture systems and key features

Jun 04 2017

Harvest of Azolla in a rice field (Video)

Video credit: Azolla Foundation Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)     This video shows the harvest of Azolla in rice fields where azolla acts as a bio-fertilizer. For many centuries, Asia’s farmers have known about the ability of Azolla to capture atmospheric nitrogen and exploited the benefits of growing Azolla …

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Oct 29 2016

Off-bottom culture of seaweed in the Alor Island (Indonesia)

Photos’ credit: Dian Tugu Warsito Taufik (Indonesia) Review: Dian Tugu Warsito Taufik and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)     Eucheuma cottonii is red seaweed that has a high economic value because of its contents of agar and carrageenan. Agar is widely used in food industry as a food additive, rehydrating food, a …

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Aug 28 2015

Seaweed culture in Kiribati Islands

Photo credit: Secretariat of the Pacific Community Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)         Two seaweed species (Eucheuma alvarezii & Eucheuma spinosum) were first introduced in Kiribati from Hawaii in 1977. Based on farming and marketing trials, only E. alvarezii was concentrated upon due to the very slow growth of E. spinosum. The common methods for seaweed …

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Jul 20 2015

Seaweed farming in Solomon Islands

Image credit: Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Review: SPC and Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)         The first grow-out trial of seaweed farming in Solomon Islands was undertaken between 1988 and 1991 whereas Eucheuma sp. was grown off-bottom or at the fixed-depth method. The grazing pressure from herbivorous fish (e.g. rabbitfish) …

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Jul 15 2015

Ombrage dans la culture commerciale de spirulines

Credit: spiruline-de-haute-saintonge.com/   La spiruline effectue le processus de photosynthèse, elle a donc besoin de périodes d’ombre et de lumière. Cependant c’est un micro-organisme et une exposition prolongée à certains rayonnement ultra-violets est dangereuse (phénomène de photolyse). Un système d’ombrages en protège donc la culture  

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Mar 26 2015

Small-scale production system for duckweed in Vietnam

Credit: Louis Landesman (USA)       The inserted pictures show a small unit for duckweed production which is located near Hanoi, Vietnam. The unit consists of two small wading pools filled with drinking water and one scoop of biodigester slurry. The water in the two pools have been fertilized with lemna duckweed collected from …

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Aug 29 2014

Culture of the red algae, Kappaphycus seaweed in Vietnam

Photo credit: Ahmad Yousef alqarain (Jordan) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) In 1993, Kappaphycus alvarezii seaweed was the first time to be cultured at experimental bases in Son Hai lagoon, Vietnam. Since then, the culture of this species steadily expanded and turned to an economic activity from 1995 onward especially in the …

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Aug 09 2014

Growing Gracilaria to feed abalone in Thailand

Photo credit: Kevin Fitzsimmons (USA) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website) In Asia including Thailand, several red seaweeds such as Gracilaria have been identified along with their natural habitats. Gracilaria are harvested in large quantity as a commercial source of agar. The increasing demand on agar encouraged the Gracilaria farming to meet the …

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Jun 27 2014

Training on soap-making from seaweed in Tanzania

Credit: Fadhili Ruzika (Tanzania) The photos show representatives of seaweed farmers from the entire coast of Tanzania who are attending training sessions on soap making from seaweed. The training has been done in Bagamoyo District Coastal Region. The soap making from seaweed is a value added process which generates higher revenue compared to selling raw …

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Jun 11 2014

Culture of seaweed in Tanzania

Credit: Fadhili Ruzika (Tanzania) The photos show the seaweed species cultured in Tanzania. The cultured species are Eucheuma spinosum, and Eucheuma cottonii. The photos show drying racks for seaweed crop in Lindi Region. The seaweed culture is practiced all over the coast while the seaweed crop is exported. In the present, there is an added …

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