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Documenting India’s Marine Biodiversity

Bulk of the harvest in India is only from the natural seaweed beds of Gulf of Mannar Islands. The data on seaweed landings in Tamil Nadu reveal that the quantity (dry weight) exploited in a year is in the range of 102-541 tonnes for Gelidiella acerosa, 108-982 tonnes for Grcilaria edulis, 2-96 tonnes from G. crassa, 3-110 tonnes for G. foliifera and 129-830 tonnes for G. verrucosa (Silas and Kalimuthu, 1997; Ramalingam, 2000). Euchema cottonii has been introduced in the...

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