The Renewed Interest in The Western World for The Cultivation of Seaweeds, as The Inorganic Extractive Component of IMTA Systems, and for The Ecosystem Services They Provide
Thierry Chopin / Canadian Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture Network (CIMTAN), Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Brunswick, 100 Tucker Park Rd., Saint John, N.B., E2L 4L5, Canada.
Seaweed cultivation is well established in Asia and needs little explanation/justification. In the western world, a renewed interest in seaweed mariculture has been triggered by their cultivation in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems, the emerging understanding of the ecosystem services they provide (e.g. nutrient biomitigation, irrigation-less and deforestation-less food pr...