Oceans | VOL. 11, ISSUE 67, July-August 2011

Sea Farming: A New Model for Sustainable Livelihood in Coastal India

Macro marine algae, the humble seaweed, is today considered one of the best sources of food, fodder, fertiliser, medicine and chemicals. Seaweed extract is widely used in toothpaste, ice cream, tomato ketchup, textile printing, teeth filling, cosmetics, tissue culture, plywood, packaging and many other industries. Recently, it has been proposed that large scale seaweed cultivation may be used for carbon dioxide sequestration to combat global warming. China, Japan, Korea and Philippines together produce more than 24 million tonnes of wet...

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