Farming and Culture of Red Seaweed (Kappaphycus)

Kappaphycus is a red seaweed commonly called ‘guzo’ or ‘tambalang.’ There are three common strains which are appropriate for farming. These are brown, green and red strains. Kappaphycus is naturally found below 0 tide line on sandy-rocky to corally substrate in the tropical intertidal and subtidal waters. Farming of this seaweed started in southern Mindanao in the mid ’60s, and has expanded to other parts of the Philippines and to other countries like Indonesia, Fiji, Micronesia, Vietnam, China, and South Africa.

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SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Room 102, Ground Floor, Philippine Social Science Center
Commonwealth Ave. corner Central Ave.
1101 Diliman, Quezon City
Tel: (02) 455-0981, 927-5542
Telefax: (02) 927-7825
E-mail: [email protected]

SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department
Tigbauan 5021, Iloilo
Trunkline connecting all offices:
(033) 315-5665
(033) 511-9170 to 71
Email: [email protected]

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