Experimental investigations for the mariculture ofGracilaria in Saldanha bay, South Africa


Rope rafts were used to evaluate the growth of localGracilaria gracilis at Saldanha Bay, on the west coast of South Africa, over four years. The plants were grown on horizontally-suspended ropes or netting lines. Relative Growth Rates (RGR) of plants on ropes with low stocking weights often exceeded 10% d−1 in (austral) summer, and fell to between 6 and 7.5… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02178587


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