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Safeguarding the future of the global seaweed aquaculture industry

Summary

This policy brief on ‘Safeguarding the future of global seaweed aquaculture industry’ is meant to serve as source of aggregate information of the current status and ongoing trends in the seaweed industry (>6 billion worth). Even readers with limited thematic connection to aquaculture experience it is important to understand that while this industry is about 50 years old, its contribution to food and nutrition space is large, mainly in South East Asia, now quite much around the world. It is important to understand how the production of seaweed affects and impacts our alternate source of safe food and nutrition supplement or our surrounding environment, w.r.t pollution of coasts, our indigenous biodiversity, disease outbreak (food safety standard -pet food, chocolate and toothpaste), climate change mitigation, fair trade and blue economy.

Full Title: Safeguarding the future of the global seaweed aquaculture industry
Publication date: 2016
Authors: Elizabeth J. Cottier-Cook, Nidhi Nagabhatla, Yacine Badis, Marnie L. Campbell, Thierry Chopin, Weiping Dai, Jianguang Fang, Peimin He, Chad L. Hewitt, Gwang Hoon Kim, Yuanzi Huo, Zengjie Jiang, Gert Kema, Xinshu Li1, Feng Liu1, Hongmei Liu, Yuanyuan Liu, Qinqin Lu, Qijun Luo, Yuze Mao, Flower E. Msuya, Céline Rebours, Hui Shen, Grant D. Stentiford, Charles Yarish, Hailong Wu, Xinming Yang, Jihong Zhang, Yongdong Zhou, Claire M. M. Gachon

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