Seaweed Farming : Potential and reality in Andhra Pradesh coast

Megarajan, Sekhar and Ranjan, Ritesh and Xavier, Biji and Suresh, R D and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Edward, Loveson and Ignatius, Boby (2020) Seaweed Farming : Potential and reality in Andhra Pradesh coast. Aquaculture Spectrum, 3 (10). pp. 31-38.

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    Global aquatic plant production in 2016 was 30.1 million tonnes valued at USD 231.6 billion. Seaweeds were the most farmed aquatic plants, with a much smaller production volume also obtained from microalgae. Seaweeds are macrophytic algae; a primitive type of plant, lacking true roots, stem, leaves and generally growing in the shallow waters. Rapid expansion in farming of tropical species of seaweeds (Kappaphycus alvarezii and Eucheuma spp.) has taken place in countries such as China and Indonesia. Recently, attention is being increasingly focused on the nutritional value of several seaweed species, because of their high protein, vitamin and mineral content.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Algae > Seaweed
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2021 06:48
    Last Modified: 05 Jan 2021 06:48

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