Report on Survey of Marine Algal Resources of Tamilnadu 1971 - 1976

CSMCRI, Mandapam and CMFRI, Kochi (1976) Report on Survey of Marine Algal Resources of Tamilnadu 1971 - 1976. Technical Report. CMFRI; Kochi, Kochi.


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This report brings out the marine algal resources of the Tamil Nadu coast as the outcome of the Marine Algal Survey undertaken during 1971-76 as a co-ordinated project by the three organisations a Department of Fisheries , Government of Tamil Nadu, The Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute and the Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute. The survey was conducted both intensie ely covering all the marine algal species and extensively covering a wide coastine in the intertidal and sub - tidal beds. Though found in moderate quantities in comparison with the rich seaweed in the world,the marine algal resources estimated now are found to be quite considerable . In spite of the fact that some of the economic seaweeds have been commercially exploited from this region,there is still a possibility for greater harvesting and utilization of the brown algae particularly the species of Sargassusm and Turbinaria for alginate industry and the species of Gracilaria for agar industry i n our country , However,resources of Gelidiella aceros need to be conserved. The scope for harnessing other available marine algal resources and their proper utilization , say for extractives, fertilizer ,etc. are indicated .

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Report; Survey; Marine Algal Resources; Tamilnadu; CMFRI
Subjects: Algae
Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2010 12:35
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:35

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