In the small coastal village of Pangkep District, South Sulawesi, seaweed farming has become a profitable business. Of all fisheries and aquaculture activities, seaweed contributes the highest in household income. Communities can earn an average of US$3,000 to $4,000 a year. In fact, farming seaweed can far exceed income in fishing, which is helping turn…
Seaweed nation: Indonesia’s new growth sector
Seaweed farming is a growth industry in eastern Indonesia, and the province of South Sulawesi plays a vital role in its production. The government has ambitious plans to boost its seaweed sector.