In aquaculture, the volume of seaweeds produced is second only to farmed fish. Top producing countries of this crop have observed a decline in production, and one of the major factors is due to increased observations of disease and pest outbreaks. To limit losses, efforts to develop effective biosecurity policies will help to manage risks.
This database is a collation of policies relevant to the seaweed industry internationally, and specifically for top seaweed producing countries: Indonesia, Philippines and the United Republic of Tanzania. This database is for all stakeholders of the seaweed industry to search, read and compare existing biosecurity policies. We hope to offer, early indications of where biosecurity can be strengthened to limit the impact of pests, diseases, and non-natives to safeguard the future of the global seaweed industry.
This project has conducted an analytical assessment of biosecurity policy in the global seaweed industry and the scientific results will be made available here online once published.