Seaweed farming in Tanzania

Photo credit: Mukama Ndaro (Tanzania)      Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

There are two main species of seaweed farmed in Tanzania:

Eucheuma spinosum  and Kappaphycus cottonii 

The farming of Eucheuma was initiated in Tanzania in early 1989 and become popular in coastal areas as a means of income generation and/or in rural development for the small-scale seaweed farm. The cultivation of E. spinosum was more successful. It is believed that Kappaphycus cottonii is to be indigenous while Eucheuma spinosum was originally imported from the Philippines.

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