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Seaweed Farming in the Philippines: How to Grow and Propagate Seaweed

Seaweed Farming in the Philippines: How to Grow and Propagate Seaweed

Aquaculture
Seaweed farming is becoming increasingly popular in the Philippines as an alternative sustainable income and food security source. This guide will provide an overview of all the basics for growing seaweed, including the types of seaweed, the equipment needed, location and site selection, propagation and harvesting techniques, processing and sale of seaweed products, and marketing your seaweed products. With careful planning and preparation, seaweed farming can be lucrative and contribute to the country’s food supply. Types of Seaweed In the Philippines, several types of seaweed can be farmed.The most common are Eucheuma cottonii and Kappaphycus alvarezii. Eucheuma cottonii is a red alga and is found in shallow waters in the intertidal zones, while Kappaphycus alvarezii is a green alga an...