Tonga seaplant statistics

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Tonga (XTN) Coastline 419 km

Tonga has become a significant producer of Cladosiphon sp. (limu tanga’u; mozuku) Most exports go to Japan. and total exports amount to over 400 tons per annum. Farm trials have been conducted with technical and financial support from the FAO-SPADP using methods similar to those employed in Okinawa.

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Genus species type Total mt Cultivated
Cladosiphon sp. brown 400 n/a
total     400 n/a

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