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Algae 1993;8(2): 207-216.
Porphyra, Undaria and Hizikia cultivation in Korea
Chul-Hyun Sohn
Department of Aquaculture, National Fisheries University of Pusan
Korea has the wide shallow water in west and south coast and especially south coast has very good condition for establishing the seaweed farms by the Rias coast and many small islands with other suitable environments. The total production of seaweeds from natural and cultivation bed was recently estimated to be more than 480 thousand tons annually, among these 90% is by culture. More than 40 species of seaweeds are used as food in Korea. Among them, Porphyra, Undaria, Laminaria, Hizikia, Enteromorpha and Sargassum are cultured and especially Porphyra have highly contributed fro maritime production of Korea. i. e., its production is more than $22 billion annually, this is more than 50% of all maritime production including various animals and plants. In this paper, methodology and problems related to the cultivation of Porphyra, Undaria and Hizikia in Korea are discussed.
Key words: cultivation, Porphyra, Undaria, Hizikia, Korea

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