Malaysia Seaplant Statistics

Malaysia (XMY) Coastline 4,575 km

Most production occurs in the state of Sabah. Within Sabah most seaplant production takes place on farms in the Darvel Bay region. Some seaplant farming is also developing in the Pulau Banggi region and other regions have seaplant farm potential (see Banggi factsheet and gallery).

For more country information and a map of Malaysia click on the map opposite and check the World Factbook.

Click the image right to see a map of Sabah.

For more information and photos about seaplant farming in Sabah go to Marinebotanicals.com

Commercial seaweed species & production

Genus species type Total mt Cultivated
Caulerpa spp. green n/a n/a
Eucheuma denticulatum red n/a n/a
Gelidiella acerosa red n/a n/a
Gracilaria spp. red n/a n/a
Kappaphycus alvarezii red 4,000 4,000
Sargassum spp. brown n/a n/a
Ulva spp. green n/a n/a
total     4,000 4,000

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