Production of Brown Seaweeds

Reported commercial production  of brown seaweeds (Phylum Phaeophyta) by genus and country

Production information and other data specific to genera and species are being prepared for each genus shown in the Browns Index. Meanwhile the lengthy table below summarises known production patterns. Tonnages are given in terms of "commercially dry seaweed".

Genus Country Total Cultivated
Ascophyllum Canada 2,500 0
Ascophyllum China 3,000 0
Ascophyllum France 1,700 0
Ascophyllum Iceland 4,400 0
Ascophyllum Ireland 8,999 0
Ascophyllum Norway 6,632 0
Ascophyllum United Kingdom 3,500 0
Ascophyllum United States 280 0
Ascophyllum total 31,011 0
Cladosiphon Japan 1,500 1,500
Cladosiphon total 1,500 1,500
Durvillaea Australia 4,000 0
Durvillaea Chile 464 0
Durvillaea total 4,464 0
Ecklonia South Africa 350 0
Ecklonia total 350 0
Fucus France 2 0
Fucus Ireland 80 0
Fucus Portugal 2 0
Fucus total 84 0
Hizikia Korea, North 4,000 3,360
Hizikia Korea, South 3,500 2,940
Hizikia total 7,500 6,300
Laminaria Canada 100 0
Laminaria China 644,464 644,464
Laminaria France 12,000 0
Laminaria Ireland 523 0
Laminaria Japan 32,000 24,000
Laminaria Korea, North 3,000 2,300
Laminaria Korea, South 3,000 2,300
Laminaria Norway 34,000 0
Laminaria South Africa 350 0
Laminaria Spain 40 0
Laminaria United Kingdom 2,000 0
Laminaria total 731,477 673,064
Lessonia Chile 24,754 0
Lessonia total 24,754 0
Macrocystis Argentina 20 0
Macrocystis Australia 14 0
Macrocystis Chile 2,510 0
Macrocystis Mexico 8,800 0
Macrocystis United States 14,721 0
Macrocystis total 26,065 0
Nereocystis Canada 2 0
Nereocystis United States 20 0
Nereocystis total 22 0
Sargassum India 2,249 0
Sargassum Philippines 5,000 0
Sargassum Vietnam 400 0
Sargassum total 7,649 0
Turbinaria India 307 0
Turbinaria total 307 0
Undaria Australia 6 0
Undaria China 20,000 0
Undaria Japan 18,310 18,310
Undaria Korea, North 43,398 43,398
Undaria Korea, South 40,000 40,000
Undaria total 121,714 101,708
GRAND TOTAL 956,897 782,572

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