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By Eugene H Kaplan

Portrays the ecology and formation of coral reefs and describes many of the animals that inhabit the reefs of southern Florida and the Caribbean

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Therefore, tank cultivation of Porphyra can offer an additional source of nori biomass to international markets. Land-based tank cultivation also offers an environmentally friendly practice that allows for the manipulation of growth conditions to enrich seaweeds with specific, valuable chemicals such as protein and minerals. Introduction Out of the approximately 130 identified species of Porphyra only a few have served as commercial, seavegetable foods (nori, purple laver). Several variants of these naturally occurring species have been produced to enhance yields and culinary parameters of nori production in Japan, Korea and China.

This paper reviews recent developments that might be considered “advances” in seaweed aquaculture among the countries and territories of the Pacific Islands region, including not only “technical advances” but also “production”, geographic”, “marketing”, “species-diversification”, “socio-economic” and “institutional support” advances. Technical advances The Pacific Islands’ Kappaphycus industry has its origins in the Philippines and uses similar methods (McHugh & Philipson, 1989; Adams & Foscarini, 1990), so there is little to report from the Pacific region that could be considered as substantive “advances” in cultivation technology compared with Asian practices.

University of the South Pacific, Institute of Pacific Studies, Suva: 143–163. Novaczek I (2001a) Sea Plants. Community Fisheries Training Pacific Series 3. Fiji: The University of the South Pacific/Secretariat for the Pacific Community. pp. 31. Novaczek I (2001b) A guide to the common edible and medicinal sea plants of the Pacific islands. Community Fisheries Training Pacific Series 3A, Supplementary Resource to Sea Plants: Pacific Series 3. Fiji: The University of the South Pacific/Secretariat for the Pacific Community, pp.

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