Regional development plan for agar production from red algae Furcellaria

Kurzeme, Latvia

furcellaria_303x148Furcellaria lumbricalis, which is a valuable raw material for the production of agar, is one of the most common species of algae in the seacoast of Latvia with the highest total amount of biomass. The amount of the material which can be collected in the coastal territory seasonally is 52,366.67 m3. At the moment more compact furcellaria stands are found in the seacoast stage Nida – Liepāja, and high distribution potential keeps up to Akmenrags, where is a suitable bottom substrate for algal growth.

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