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Bougainvilleans look to Asian seaweed markets

Bougainville communities are looking to seaweed farming as a new industry following the closure of the sea cucumber trade.

The National newspaper reports that new marine projects  are expected to generate income for more than 500 families.

Bougainville House of Representatives speaker Andrew Miriki says there are markets in Asia, United States of America, Africa and Europe for seaweed.

“Seaweed is one of the highly priced commodities in the world markets due to its many uses such as fertiliser, livestock meal, gels, rubber and as colloid in cosmetics, car polishes and paints,” Miriki says.

 

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