Good Management Practices in Seaweed Farming

Johnson, B and Tamilmani, G and Divu, D and Mojjada, Suresh Kumar and Megarajan, Sekhar and Ghosh, Shubhadeep and Koya, Mohammed and Muktha, M and Ignatius, Boby and Gopalakrishnan, A (2023) Good Management Practices in Seaweed Farming. CMFRI Special Publication (148). ICAR- Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Kochi.

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    The ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI) has been working on seaweed mariculture and seaweed utilization in India since 1972. Annual seaweed harvest estimation (wild collection) from the Indian coast and production through farming in the sea along the east coast of India are being enumerated periodically by this Institute from which the potential seaweed yield has been estimated at 0.26 million tonnes/year. The institute is promoting seaweed farming activity along the coast through the Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) programme. The institute has developed and commercialized many nutraceutical products from seaweeds, which received appreciation from the Government of India. The Mandapam Regional Centre of ICAR-CMFRI has developed a cottage industry model for the manufacture of agar from Gracilaria spp. and demonstrated agar production to many farmers and entrepreneurs. These demonstrations have paved the way for the development of many smallscale agar industries in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu. More than 60 hands-on training programmes were conducted at Mandapam RC of ICAR-CMFRI on farming of Kappaphycus and native seaweed species during 2011-2022 covering 1636 trainees (fishers and government officials) from Andaman & Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Currently the institute is conducting a series of awareness-cum-training programmes on Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) and seaweed farming. This has resulted in creating interest among many farmers/entrepreneurs to adopt seaweed farming. As a part of disseminating knowledge, a document on Good Management Practices on seaweed farming has been prepared. The document has a step-by-step narration of what one should and should not do in seaweed farming.

    Item Type: Book
    Uncontrolled Keywords: seaweed farming
    Subjects: Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
    Algae > Seaweed
    CMFRI Publications > CMFRI Special Publications
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2023 08:53
    Last Modified: 25 Apr 2023 05:28

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