Aquaculture Science Hub

Tanzania Seaweed Guide

Opportunities for Increased Productivity, Traceability, and Sustainability

Three women stand waist-deep in water, harvesting seaweed.
Seaweed farmers Mondy Muhando, Seaweed Trainer, working with local seaweed farmers, Bi Kombo Rashidi Ali and Time Asaka Kasim, at the Tumbe seaweed pilot site in Pemba. © Roshni Lodhia

When done well, seaweed farming can be restorative to the environment by improving water quality, buffering water against acidification at the local level, and providing habitat for fish and other marine species. It also has huge potential as an environmentally friendly source of income for coastal communities around the world, and especially for women, who make up 70% of the seaweed aquaculture workforce worldwide. 

The guide is intended to serve as a foundation that key players within the seaweed industry, regulators, scientists, and community leaders can use to understand the challenges, opportunities, and better management practices for seaweed aquaculture in Tanzania. 

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