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New variety of seaweed farming test, spurring the development of superior varieties in South Korea

Frozen Seaweed
South Korea
Published Dec 19, 2022

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Jeonbuk-do recently announced that it will promote a new breed of seaweed aquaculture test and development of superior varieties from next year. On September 8, Jeonbuk Provincial Fisheries Technology Research Institute was selected as a new research and training fishery project by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and it will proceed with the research task of 'testing new varieties of seaweed in the West Coast and selecting superior varieties'. Seaweed farming is conducted in Gunsan, Gochang, and Buan. As of 2021, it is an important aquaculture breed that produces 35,132 tons, or 63.7% of the 55,143 tons of marine aquaculture production in Jeonbuk-do, and earns about 22.4 billion won. However, recent changes in the fishing ground environment, such as water temperature and nutrients, have led to frequent yellowing and sea bream in some sea areas, resulting in deterioration in seaweed quality and reduced production. In addition, since there is no unique laver variety suitable for the coastal waters environment of the Jeonbuk region, the supply of seeds is entirely dependent on the variety developed by other metropolitan governments (Haipung No. 1).

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Jeonbuk-do recently announced that it will promote a new breed of seaweed aquaculture test and development of superior varieties from next year. On September 8, Jeonbuk Provincial Fisheries Technology Research Institute was selected as a new research and training fishery project by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and it will proceed with the research task of 'testing new varieties of seaweed in the West Coast and selecting superior varieties'. Seaweed farming is conducted in Gunsan, Gochang, and Buan. As of 2021, it is an important aquaculture breed that produces 35,132 tons, or 63.7% of the 55,143 tons of marine aquaculture production in Jeonbuk-do, and earns about 22.4 billion won. However, recent changes in the fishing ground environment, such as water temperature and nutrients, have led to frequent yellowing and sea blight in some sea areas, resulting in deterioration in seaweed quality and reduced production. In addition, since there is no unique laver variety ...
Source: Fisheco
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