Seaweed cultivation in India-Present and future

Rao, M Umamaheswara (1991) Seaweed cultivation in India-Present and future. Aquaculture Productivity. pp. 501-507.


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Seaweeds are used as human foods,lock feed and utiliser in different parts of the world. Apart from these traditional uses, the seaweed extractives of red and brown algae such as agar-agar, algin and Carrageenan, are employed in various industries, especially, food, confectionary, pharmaceuticals and textile industries. Recent studies on seaweeds gave promising results on their role in waste treatment and as potential sources of drugs and bio-energy. These new applications will further increase the demand for seaweeds in the near future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seaweed cultivation; India; Seaweed
Subjects: Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 06:45
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:45

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