Perspective plan of ICAR-CMFRI for promoting seaweed mariculture in India

Kaladharan, P and Johnson, B and Nazar, A K A and Ignatius, Boby and Chakraborty, Kajal and Gopalakrishnan, A (2019) Perspective plan of ICAR-CMFRI for promoting seaweed mariculture in India. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (240). pp. 17-22. ISSN 0254-380 X


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Seaweed mariculture is a green and climate smart technology to assure steady and continuous supply of raw materials for the production of algal polysaccharides, fodder, biofuels, manure, nutraceuticals etc. The perspective plan of ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute on seaweed cultivation and utilization observes that (a) raw materials for value added products from seaweeds should be sourced from large scale mariculture and not from wild habitats.; (b) mariculture of species of Gracilaria and Gelidiella for agar, Kappaphycus alvarezii for k-carrageenan and Sargassum, Ulva and Caulerpa for their nutraceuticals and other secondary metabolites should be widely promoted; (c) seaweed mariculture can be undertaken in integrated mode with finfish or shellfish (IMTA) to double the farmers’ income and (d) large scale mariculture of seaweeds should be encouraged as it can help mitigate major greenhouse gas and thereby check ocean acidification, while the farmers achieve livelihood security simultaneously.

Item Type: Article
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: 25 Jun 2020 10:23
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 10:23

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