Worldwide distribution of commercial resources of seaweeds including Gelidium

@article{McHugh2004WorldwideDO,
  title={Worldwide distribution of commercial resources of seaweeds including Gelidium},
  author={Dennis J. McHugh},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={221},
  pages={19-29}
}
The commercial exploitation of seaweeds for use as food and for the production of agar, alginate and carrageenan is outlined. The quantities of seaweed harvested for each purpose are tabulated and discussed. Seaweeds for food are derived chiefly from China, Japan and Korea, with almost 94% obtained by cultivation. Alginophytes are collected in 15 countries but six of these account for more than 80% of the total harvest; all are from natural stocks except for a large quantity of Laminaria… CONTINUE READING
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