Farming And Utilization Of Seaweeds

Thailand is one of the countries in Asia favorable for the growth of seaweeds. People who live in this country enjoy best seaweed flavor (also known as “รสสาหร่ายที่ดีที่สุด” in the Thai language”) in their dishes.

The rainy season in the upper part of the country is from May to October but in the south, the rainy period is from October to February. The dry season begins in November and lasts until April. 

Thailand has 2527 kilometers of coastline which abounds with seaweeds. The southern coastlines border Thailand on the east and the Andaman Sea on the west consist of sandy-rocky shores, coves, and mangroves areas.

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Some facts about seaweed farming in Thailand:-

Seaweed farming can provide a fixed supply of raw material to the seaweed industry. The potential of seaweed farming in Thailand is rather high since favorable environmental conditions. 

The high light intensity and temperature throughout the year support good seaweed growth. The growth of seaweed farming is higher in warmer areas than in cold regions. This may be due to faster seaweed productivity rates and longer growing seasons in warm areas. 

Gracilaria and Porphyra are the best types of seaweed farming in Thailand. Seaweed farming is not difficult. You can grow your own seaweed if you want to get their health benefits but don’t want to purchase them from the market.