Rebalancing the Indonesian seaweed industry

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Fisheries & Aquaculture

Rebalancing the Indonesian seaweed industry
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In this UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development it is little wonder that a sustainable crop has recently been thrust onto the global agenda as a coastal livelihood alternative that links economic growth both to food security and to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Seaweed, a marine algae, requires no fresh water or fertilisers to thrive, is fast-growing and nutrient-intense, and doesn't interfere with land-based systems.

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