Production of Red Seaweeds

Reported commercial production  of Red Seaweeds (Phylum Rhodophyta)
by genus and country

Production information and other data specific to genera and species are being prepared for each genus shown in the Reds Index. Meanwhile the lengthy table below summarises known production patterns. Tonnages are given in terms of "commercially dry seaweed" except in the case of Lithothamnion and Phymatolithon (marl) which is reported as wet weight.

Genus Country Total Cultivated
Ahnfeltia Russia 5000 0
Ahnfeltia total 5000 0
Betaphycus China 100 0
Betaphycus total 100 0
Chondrus Canada 10,000 1
Chondrus France 1,260 0
Chondrus Ireland 3 0
Chondrus Japan 500 0
Chondrus N. Korea 200 0
Chondrus S. Korea 200 0
Chondrus Portugal 30 0
Chondrus Spain 300 0
Chondrus United States 120 0
Chondrus total 12,613 1
Eucheuma China 300 300
Eucheuma Indonesia 13,447 13,447
Eucheuma Kiribati 396 396
Eucheuma Madagascar 500 1
Eucheuma Malaysia 1 1
Eucheuma Philippines 10,102 10,102
Eucheuma Tanzania 4,000 4,000
Eucheuma total 28,746 28,247
Furcellaria Canada 100 0
Furcellaria Denmark 100 0
Furcellaria total 200 0
Gelidiella India 232 1
Gelidiella total 232 1
Gelidium Canada 0 1
Gelidium Chile 1,144 0
Gelidium China 300 0
Gelidium France 1,800 0
Gelidium Japan 5,714 0
Gelidium Madagascar 300 0
Gelidium Mexico 1,200 0
Gelidium Morocco 6,950 0
Gelidium Portugal 900 0
Gelidium South Africa 139 0
Gelidium Spain 326 0
Gelidium total 18,773 1
Gigartina Argentina 22 0
Gigartina Chile 6,389 0
Gigartina Mexico 200 0
Gigartina total 6,611 0
Gloiopeltis Mexico 200 0
Gloiopeltis total 200 0
Gracilaria Argentina 2,276 0
Gracilaria Chile 68,436 34,218
Gracilaria China 300 300
Gracilaria India 215 0
Gracilaria Indonesia 13,447 13,447
Gracilaria Japan 900 900
Gracilaria Mexico 205 0
Gracilaria Namibia 835 0
Gracilaria Peru 194 0
Gracilaria South Africa 439 0
Gracilaria Thailand 200 200
Gracilaria United States 2 0
Gracilaria total 87,449 49,065
Iridaea Chile 5,606 0
Iridaea total 5,606 0
Kappaphycus Fiji 100 100
Kappaphycus Indonesia 20,000 20,000
Kappaphycus Kiribati 100 100
Kappaphycus Malaysia 4,000 4,000
Kappaphycus Philippines 80,000 80,000
Kappaphycus Tanzania 1,000 1,000
Kappaphycus total 105,200 105,200
Marl * France 600,000 0
Marl * Ireland 1,000 0
Marl * United Kingdom 200,000 0
Lithothamnion total 801,000 0
Mastocarpus Ireland 5 0
Mastocarpus Portugal 70 0
Mastocarpus Spain 600 0
Mastocarpus total 675 0
Palmaria Canada 100 0
Palmaria Ireland 3 0
Palmaria total 103 0
Porphyra Argentina 3 0
Porphyra Chile 5 0
Porphyra China 30,165 30,165
Porphyra Japan 60,000 60,000
Porphyra Korea, North 20,449 20,449
Porphyra Korea, South 20,000 20,000
Porphyra total 130,622 130,614
Pterocladia New Zealand 50 0
Pterocladia Portugal 300 0
Pterocladia total 350 0
Tichocarpus Russia 200 0
Tichocarpus total 200 0
GRAND TOTAL 1,203,380 313,129
Note: Marl is Lithothamnion & Phymatolithon mixed

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