Seaweeds and Algal Aquaculture

Edible seaweed is algae that can be eaten and used in the preparation of food. It typically contains high amounts of fiber and they contain a complete protein. They may belong to one of several groups of multicellular algae: the red algae, green algae, and brown algae. Seaweeds are also harvested or cultivated for the extraction of alginate, agar and carrageenan, gelatinous substances collectively known as hydrocolloids or phycocolloids. Hydrocolloids have attained commercial significance, especially in food production as food additives. The food industry exploits the gelling, water-retention, emulsifying and other physical properties of these hydrocolloids. Most edible seaweeds are marine algae whereas most freshwater algae are toxic. Some marine algae contain acids that irritate the digestion canal, while some others can have a laxative and electrolyte-balancing effect. 

Seaweed cultivation takes many forms but there is a kind of evolutionary process through which it develops, the rate of which is market-driven. If demand is low and natural resources adequate, cultivation is unnecessary. As demand increases, natural populations frequently become inadequate and attempts are made to increase production by resource management techniques such as improving harvesting techniques, removing competing species, adding artificial habitats and seeding cleared areas. Such techniques are most highly developed in Asia.

  • Seaweed Aquaculture
  • The use of algae in feed products – AQUACULTURE
  • Seaweed cultivation
  • Role of algae in aquaculture
  • Algae aquaculture feed
  • Seaweed algae detox
  • Seaweed algae
  • Potential Application of Prebiotics in Aquaculture
  • Utilization and Potential Applications of aquaculture
  • Land and water aquaculture resources
  • Utilization of sludge from recirculation aquaculture v
  • Utilization of Transgenic Fish in Developing Countries
  • Aquaculture Nutrition
  • Probiotics and Prebiotics of aquaculture

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