Action Plan on seaweed exploitation, mariculture and utilization in India

Kaladharan, P and Kripa, V and Gopalakrishnan, A (2016) Action Plan on seaweed exploitation, mariculture and utilization in India. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (230). pp. 29-32. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    All macroscopic algae occurring in the marine, coastal and brackish water habitats are termed as seaweeds. They are valued commercially for their polysaccharides deposited in the cell wall besides, minerals, metabolites and nutraceuticals that can be developed from them. Along the Indian coast, 844 species of marine algae comprising 216 species of Chlorophyta, 191 species of Phaeophyta, 434 species of Rhodophyta and 3 species of Xanthophyta are estimated. The seaweed resources surveys carried out so far by the ICAR- CMFRI, Kochi; CSMCRI, Bhavnagar and NIO, Goa in the intertidal and shallow water areas of east and west coasts and Lakshadweep and Andamans, estimated a total standing crop of all the seaweeds in Indian waters as more than 2,60,876 tonnes (wet weight).

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Action Plan; seaweed exploitation; mariculture
    Subjects: Algae > Seaweed
    Aquaculture > Mariculture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Environment
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 10:34
    Last Modified: 29 Jun 2018 06:43

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