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South Korea: The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute develops regionally customized seaweed varieties

Frozen Seaweed
Seafood
South Korea
Published May 15, 2023

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The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute recently announced that it would start developing seaweed varieties suitable for regions such as South Chungcheong Province and North Jeolla Province, which are major seaweed production areas in Korea.

On the 26th of last month, the Fisheries Seed Breeding Research Institute of the Suwawon signed a business agreement (MOU) with the Chungcheongnam-do Fisheries Resources Research Institute and the Jeonbuk-do Fisheries Products Safety Center to develop regionally suitable varieties of seaweed.

Korea's seaweed occupies an unrivaled position in the world, but the frequency of damage to seaweed farming is increasing due to recent abnormal climate.

The environment of domestic seaweed farms and farming methods are different for each region, but local government research institutes are experiencing technical difficulties in research and development of seaweed varieties, so cooperation with national research institutes is required.

Therefore, as a national research institute, the Fisheries Seed Breeding Research Institute of the National Research Institute signed a business agreement with fisheries research institutes in Jeonbuk-do and Chungnam-do for the continued development of the seaweed industry, developed regionally suitable varieties, expanded industrialization of regionally suitable varieties, and laid the foundation for the development of local laver varieties. It was decided to establish an active joint cooperation system.

In addition, it was decided to continue to maintain a cooperative system such as research cooperation for seed preservation and research and development of regionally suitable varieties, as well as professional knowledge related to seaweed, technical and various information exchange cooperation, and academic exchange.

Through this agreement, it is expected to strengthen the competitiveness of the laver industry in Korea by developing laver varieties suitable for each region.

The Sugwawon Fisheries Seed Breeding Research Institute signed a business agreement with the Busan Fisheries Resources Research Institute in 2020 and selected two state-owned laver varieties developed at the Suwawon through test forms as suitable varieties for the Busan region, showing stable productivity.

Hwang Mi-suk, head of the Fisheries Seed Breeding Research Institute at Suwawon, said, “We will produce good results to promote the stable development of the seaweed industry through close cooperation between research institutes belonging to the state and local governments.”

Original content

The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute recently announced that it would start developing seaweed varieties suitable for regions such as South Chungcheong Province and North Jeolla Province, which are major seaweed production areas in Korea. On the 26th of last month, the Fisheries Seed Breeding Research Institute of the Suwawon signed a business agreement (MOU) with the Chungcheongnam-do Fisheries Resources Research Institute and the Jeonbuk-do Fisheries Products Safety Center to develop regionally suitable varieties of seaweed. Korea's seaweed occupies an unrivaled position in the world, but the frequency of damage to seaweed farming is increasing due to recent abnormal climate. The environment of domestic seaweed farms and farming methods are different for each region, but local government research institutes are experiencing technical difficulties in research and development of seaweed varieties, so cooperation with national research institutes is required. ...
Source: Fisheco
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