France seaplant statistics

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France (XFR) Coastline 3,427 km

 

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Commercial seaweed species

Genus species type Total mt Cultivated
Ascophyllum nodosum brown 1,700 0
Chondrus crispus red 1,260 n/a
Enteromorpha spp. green n/a n/a
Fucus serratus brown 2* 0
Fucus spp. brown * 0
Fucus vesiculosus brown * 0
Gelidium spp. red 1,800 n/a
Gracilaria verrucosa red n/a n/a
Laminaria digitata brown 12,000 n/a
Lithothamnion corallioides red 600,000** 0
Palmaria palmata red n/a n/a
Phymatolithon calcareum red ** 0
Porphyra umbilicalis red n/a n/a
Scytosiphon lomentaria green n/a n/a
Undaria pinnitifida brown n/a n/a
total     616,762 n/a
* Production combined by genus. **Lithothamnion & Phymatolithon combined as marl.

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