| UMS AQUARIUM | Seaweed Development Project | NAPOLEON Wrasse | TBCRI Tropical Biology and Conservation Research Institute | UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA SABAH TAWAU CAMPUS | University Malaysia Sabah |
|EPP 1 : NATIONAL SEAWEED NUCLEUS of Malaysia
The Department of Fisheries Sabah has identified four areas in
the East Coast of Sabah which has high potential to be developed as
commercial scale seaweed farming areas :
commenced : March 1999
ended : December 200
Location : Banggi Island, Kudat.
A joint project between Ministry of Rural Development, Malaysia, Sabah State Government and UMS
(Borneo Marine Research Institute).
Priority was given to improvement technique and method in seaweed cultivation through the following objectives:
SEAWEED, Eucheuma spinosum
a) Introducing seaweed culture to the community of Balambangan
and Banggi Islands
UMS has introduced Eucheuma spinosum as a main commodity for commercialization. Although the species fetches a low market price, the relatively higher growth rate and higher resilient to environmental stressors, makes it a low risk investment. The price for E. spinosum in the market is between RM 0.25 - RM 0.30 per kg for fresh seaweed, and for salted seaweed is between RM 1.00-RM 1.20 per kg.
There are three products has been produced i.e. washed seaweed, edible seaweed and powder. These products have a higher demand from China, Japan and South Korea.
Borneo Marine Research Institute
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