Status of seaweed industry in India

Chennubhotla, V S Krishnamurthy (1982) Status of seaweed industry in India. Report on the Training Course on Gracilaria Algae of the South China Sea (81). pp. 139-145.


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Forty percent of the population in India is estimated to be vegetarian. Seaweeds with its high nutritive value constitute a potential resource of valuable supplementary food. India has a coastline of 5698 km. Rocky and coral formations are found in Tamil Nadu, Grujarat states, and in the vicinities of Bombay, Karawar, Batnagiri, Goa, Vizhinjam, Varkala, Vishakapatnam, and in few other places like Chilka and Pulicat lakes, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu and Grujarat states are the important seaweed growing regions of the country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: seaweed industry; India; Seaweed
Subjects: Algae > Seaweed
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Subject Areas > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Cochin > Biodiversity
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 23 May 2011 08:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49

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