Chile seaplant statistics

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Chile (XCI) Coastline 6,435 km

 

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Commercial seaweed species & production

Genus species type Total mt Cultivated
Ahnfeltia plicata red n/a n/a
Durvillaea antarctica brown 464 n/a
Gelidium chilense red 1,144* n/a
Gelidium lingulatum red * n/a
Gelidium rex red * n/a
Gigartina chamissoi red 6,389* n/a
Gigartina scottsbergii red * n/a
Gracilaria chilensis red 68,436* 34,218*
Gracilaria domingensis red * *
Grateloupia filicina red n/a n/a
Gymnogongrus furcellatus red n/a n/a
Iridaea ciliata red 5,606* n/a
Iridaea laminarioides red * n/a
Iridaea membranacea red * n/a
Lessonia nigrescens brown 24,754* 0
Lessonia trabeculata brown * n/a
Macrocystis pyrifera brown 2,510 n/a
Mastocarpus papillatus red n/a n/a
Porphyra columbina red 5 n/a
total     109,308 34,218
* Production combined by genus.

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