Research & Development
  • Seaweed       

    Tonga_seaweed_b1The seaweed Mozuku (Cladosiphon sp) has potential for aquaculture. A private company is presently harvesting natural stocks and exporting it to Japan. Natural quantities vary from year to year depending on water temperatures and other variables. It is thought that aquaculture production may help stablise the source of supply.

    Eucheuma seaweed has been trialled in Tonga but the sites selected had high predation rates. Alternative locations and farming techiques may overcome these initial difficulties.