Research & Development
  • Seaweed        

    solomon_seaweed_b1Kappaphycus seaweed (eucheuma) farming has been trialled in the past with varible results.

    A national campaign for to rejuvenate seaweed farming the rural areas is underway. Extension and development work is being carried out through the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources with the support of provincial fisheries departments and the European Union (CoSPSI).

    The objective of the campaign is to have at least 500 farmers producing 80 tonnes of dried product per month. The two main target sites for production are North Malaita and Gizo provinces. After just eighteen months the country has already achieved a production rate of 200 tonnes per annum.