Tag Archive: seaweed

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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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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Dec 28 2013

Processing and uses of seaweed products in South Korea

Credit: Ahmad Yousef alqarain (Jordan) The type of seaweed processing in this plant includes drying, freezing and packaging. Several seaweed groups are processed in this plant including the following groups. Alaria (Alaria esculenta) is processed for different purposes including the miso soup, salads (steamed whole leaf), use in green or energy drinks (powdered). The “Porphyra” which is …

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Jul 16 2013

Farming practices of seaweed in the Philippines

Credit: Hannibal M. Chavez (Philippines) Seaweed farming is widely practiced activity in coastal areas, sheltered with strong winds and wave action. Various methods are used in seaweed farming depending on the location and area of the farm such as modified fixed bottom monoline, long line method, and bamboo raft method.  Note: We decided not to watermark …

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Jul 16 2013

Seaweed culture in the Philippines

Credit: Hannibal M. Chavez (Philippines) Seaweed culture has gained a considerable adoption in the Philippines, in fact making up the large bulk of aquatic organisms production. The high cost of feeds for milkfish, tilapia and other farmed finfishes coupled with the growing market demand for seaweeds have encouraged many fish farmers to shift to seaweed farming …

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