Prospects of seaweed farming in India

Kaliaperumal, N (2004) Prospects of seaweed farming in India. In: Proceedings of Ocean Life Food and Medicine Expo, 27-29 February 2004, Chennai.



Seaweeds constitute one of the commercially important marine living renewable resources. They are used as human food, feed for animals, fertilizer for land crops, source of chemicals and drugs. The estimated total standing crop of seaweeds from intertidal and shallow waters of all maritime states, Lakshadweep and Andaman was 91,339 tons (wet wt.). The quantity of seaweeds estimated in deep waters of Tamilnadu was 75,373 tons (wet wt.) in an area of 1863 from Dhanushkodi to Kanyakumari.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:seaweed; seaweed farming; India
Subjects:Algae > Seaweed
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Environment
ID Code:7762
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:24 Feb 2011 12:31
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