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dc.contributor.authorHurtado, Anicia Q.
dc.contributor.authorAgbayani, Renato F.
dc.identifier.citationHurtado, A. Q., & Agbayani, R. F. (2002). Deep-sea farming of Kappaphycus using the multiple raft, long-line method. Botanica Marina, 45(5), 438-444.en
dc.description.abstractFarming practices of Kappaphycus seaweed planters using the multiple raft, long-line method were assessed in three major cultivation areas of Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao. Results show that this cultivation method is appropriate in deeper waters (> 10 m deep). Family labor (6–70 years old) is usually used in the selection and preparation of ‘cuttings’, unloading of newly harvested crops and drying of seaweeds, while preparation and installation of the raft, tying of ‘cuttings’ and harvesting, hired labor is needed. Though the multiple raft, long-line method of cultivating Kappaphycus is expensive (PhP 45,742 to PhP 49,785) based on a 500 m2 raft, return on investment (ROI) is high and the payback period is short. Of the three areas assessed, Maasin had the highest ROI (218%), followed by Tictauan Island (212%), and finally Taluksangay (79%). Consequently, the payback period followed the same order. Seaweed farming in these areas showed a tremendous impact on the quality life of the fisher folk and contributed a high revenue to the national economy.en
dc.publisherWalter de Gruyteren
dc.subjectPhilippines, Mindanao I.en
dc.titleDeep-sea farming of Kappaphycus using the multiple raft, long-line methoden
dc.citation.journalTitleBotanica Marinaen
dc.subject.asfaalgal cultureen
dc.subject.asfaaquaculture economicsen
dc.subject.asfaaquaculture techniquesen
dc.subject.asfadeep wateren
dc.subject.asfaoff-bottom cultureen
dc.subject.asfaraft cultureen
dc.subject.asfaseaweed cultureen

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