Seaweed resource potential of Lakshadweep

Kaladharan, P (2001) Seaweed resource potential of Lakshadweep. Geological Survey of India Special Publication , 56 . pp. 121-124.



Resource assessment surveys carried out by the Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar and by the Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi indicate nearly 10000 to 19000 tonnes (wet biomass) of standmg crop of seaweeds are available in 12 atolls of the Laccadive Archipelago. comprising 114 species belonging to 62 genera. Of these resources, 25% of the standing crop of seaweeds are conlmercially important and can be exploited for the production of valuable phycocolloids such as agar-agar and alginic acid. The other 75% include edible and carrageenan yielding potential resources. These resources can be taped for industrial purposes either by regulated harvest or by attempting mariculture in the lagoon

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seaweed resource potential; Lakshadweep
Subjects:Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:5973
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:03 Nov 2010 12:58
Last Modified:03 Nov 2010 12:58

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