|Published:||18 Jan 2011|
|Author(s):||Dr Pia Winberg, Dr Danielle Skropeta , Ms Alex Ullrich|
Globally, seaweed is the largest aquaculture production by volume at over eight million wet metric tonnes per annum (FAO 2003). Mostly this production is for traditional foods in Asia and the commodity markets of agar, alginates and carageenans. However, there is also untapped potential in smaller, high product value markets for nutritional and health applications. This is where Australia’s best investment in a seaweed industry may lie.