Taiwan China seaplant statistics

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Taiwan China (XTW) Coastline 1,566 km

Taiwan has centuries-old traditions of seaplant utilisation and it is a leading developer of aquaculture technology. We do not have statistics that enable us to distinguish between Taiwan production and production from the rest of China but for the genera indicated we believe that Taiwan is a significant contributor.

 

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Commercial seaweed species & production

Genus species type

Total mt

Cultivated

Eucheuma gelatinae red 300 300
Gelidium spp. red 300 0
Gracilaria asisatica red 300* 300*
Gracilaria tenuistipitata red * *
Kappaphycus alvarezii red 800 800
Porphyra haitanensis red 30,165* 30,165*
Porphyra yezoensis red * *
Ulva spp. green n/a n/a
Undaria pinnitifida brown 20,000 n/a
total     699,329 676,029
* Production figures combined by genus.

All figures are for all of China. It is not known what percentage  of the indicated crops are from Taiwan.

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