Reigniting growth in Phl seaweed industry
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The Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) has developed techniques to produce fast growing seaweeds as local production continues to dwindle. SEAFDEC associate scientist Maria Rovilla Luhan said the Iloilo-based center tried producing seaweeds from spores to replace the existing stock, as well as through tissue culture. “We are also doing field trials of farming techniques developed to increase the production of farmers. If this will be successful, we have to ask the government support to put up facilities for this technology,” she added.
Simeon, L. M. (2016, April 3). Reigniting growth in Phl seaweed industry. The Philippine Star, p. B-5.
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Seaweed industry; Seaweeds; Tissue culture; Seaweed culture; Aquaculture; Governments; Seaweed products; Poverty alleviation; Kappaphycus alvarezii; Kappaphycus striatum; Eucheuma denticulatum; Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Department of Trade and Industry; Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC); Luhan, Maria Rovilla
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