Open Science Research Excellence
@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/3498,
  title    = {Coastal Resource Management: Fishermen-s Perceptions of Seaweed Farming in Indonesia},
  author    = {Achmad Zamroni and  Masahiro Yamao},
  country   = {Indonesia},
  institution={Research Center for Marine and Fisheries Socio Economics},
  abstract  = {Seaweed farming is emerging as a viable alternative
activity in the Indonesian fisheries sector. This paper aims to
investigate people-s perceptions of seaweed farming, to analyze its
social and economic impacts and to identify the problems and
obstacles hindering its continued development. Structured and
semi-structured questionnaires were prepared to obtain qualitative
data, and interviews were conducted with fishermen who also plant
seaweed. The findings showed that fishermen in the Laikang Bay were
enthusiastic about cultivating seaweeds and that seaweed plays a major
role in supporting the household economy of fishermen. However,
current seaweed drying technologies cannot support increased
seaweed production on a farm or plot, especially in the rainy season.
Additionally, variable monsoon seasons and long marketing channels
are still major constraints on the development of the industry. Finally,
capture fisheries, the primary economic livelihood of fishermen of
older generations, is being slowly replaced by seaweed farming.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Biological, Biomolecular, Agricultural, Food and Biotechnological Engineering},  volume    = {5},
  number    = {12},
  year      = {2011},
  pages     = {856 - 862},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/3498},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=60},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 60, 2011},
}