Production, use and fate of Chilean brown seaweeds: re-sources for a sustainable fishery

@article{Vsquez2007ProductionUA,
  title={Production, use and fate of Chilean brown seaweeds: re-sources for a sustainable fishery},
  author={Julio Alberto V{\'a}squez},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
  year={2007},
  volume={20},
  pages={457-467}
}
Chile is an important producer of brown seaweeds representing 10% of world supply. Landings of Chilean kelp fluctuated between 40,000 t.year−1 in the early ‘80s to 250,000 t.year−1 more recently. Commercialized algae come from natural populations and no mass-cultures of involved species have been established. Four species of brown algae are commercially collected in the country: Lessonia trabeculata, L. nigrescens, Macrocystis pyrifera and M. integrifolia. Since 2000, the demand of alginate… CONTINUE READING
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