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Coastal Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods Through Seaweed Aquaculture in Indonesia

A Guide for Buyers, Conservation Practitioners, and Farmers

A woman standing on a dock pulls a line of seaweed out of the water.
Harvesting Seaweed Wa Nuri harvesting and preparing seaweed at the docks of Liya village on the island of Wangi Wangi in Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia. © Bridget Besaw

Over one million coastal Indonesians engage in seaweed aquaculture, a unique and growing global industry for production of carrageenan and agar, direct consumption, and animal feeds, among other uses. This guide is for purchasers, conservation organizations, and farmers in Indonesia that are seeking to reduce environmental impacts and encourage sustainable livelihoods by improving the value of seaweed through better farming and post-harvesting practices.

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