Japan seaplant statistics

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Japan (XJA) Coastline 29,751 km

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Commercial seaweed species

Genus species type Total mt Cultivated
Alaria crassifolia brown n/a n/a
Caulerpa racemosa green n/a n/a
Chondrus ocellatus red 500 0
Cladosiphon okamuranus brown 1,500 1,500
Ecklonia cava brown n/a n/a
Enteromorpha intestinalis green 1,400 1,400
Enteromorpha prolifera green n/a n/a
Eucheuma cartilagineum red n/a n/a
Eucheuma gelatinae red n/a n/a
Gelidium spp. red 5,714 0
Gloiopeltis complanata red n/a n/a
Gloiopeltis furcata red n/a n/a
Gloiopeltis tenax red n/a n/a
Gracilaria bursa-pastoris red 900* 900*
Gracilaria lemaneiformis red * *
Gracilaria verrucosa red * *
Hizikia fusiformis brown n/a n/a
Laminaria angustata brown * *
Laminaria diabolica brown * *
Laminaria japonica brown 32,000* *24,000*
Laminaria longissima brown * *
Laminaria octotensis brown * *
Laminaria religiosa brown * *
Meristotheca papulosa red n/a n/a
Monostroma nitidum green 1,250 1,250
Nemacystus decipiens brown n/a n/a
Porphyra tenera red 60,000* 60,000*
Porphyra yezoensis red * *
Ulva spp. green 1,500 1,500
Undaria pinnitifida brown 18,310 18,310
total     123,074 107,360
* Production combined by genus.

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