Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Porphyra Mariculture

    The mariculture, or farming, of Porphyra has become a major industry in the Asian countries, especially China and Japan. Have you ever wondered how they do it? Well, here's your chance!

    Factors that need to be considered are:

    Many different types of Porphyra can be cultivated. They often involve two different processes, with the first devoted to the cultivation of the Conchocelis along with the production of conchospores. This is followed by the cultivation of the thallus stage in the field. There are many different methods to farm nori, and the process of cultivation of P. yezoensis is outlined below.

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