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CULTIVOS Y BIOTECNOLOGIA MARINA BIOTECMAR C.A.
Caracas July 7, 2000
Dear ALGAE-L suscribers:
Here is a summary of what I received on my inquiry about
Kappaphyccus/Eucheuma culture in closed systems and the opinions I got from
their introduction for commercial aquacultural purposes out of their native
Aquaculture is a science of aquatic production and because of this, any
aquacultural activity is closely related to the economy of the system with
the biological, tecnological, social and environmental aspects involved. So,
my main question posted on my inquiry on ALGAE-L was if it was any culture
operation of Kappaphyccus/Eucheuma being done in ponds or other systems and
if such was economicaly and productive better compared to the traditional
methods in open sea.
The majority of the responses I got was that at this present time there is
no commercial or competitive culture of Kappaphycus/Eucheuma being done in
ponds. Much more, one of the responses clearly projected a sure and prompt
bankrupcy on this matter.
Concerning the introduction of Kappaphycus/Eucheuma outside their native
range, the responses received basically discussed the environmental negative
effects of other seaweeds which have turn invasive (Caulerpa, Sargassum
muticum) but none of the responses testified an invasive behavior in the
introduction of Kappaphycus/Eucheuma.
Many of the reponses suggested a rational follow up of the
Kappaphycus/Eucheuma introductions, as well as they suggest it for any
Thanks for your responses and interest
Marνa Fernanda Capecchi
Cultivos y Biotecnologνa Marina C.A (BIOTECMAR)
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