The recurrence of abundant “seaweed blooms” are a growing concern on the island of Viti Levu in Fiji as beaches become increasingly affected with the algae. A Pacific-wide discussion by internet forum is underway this month, January 2013, to find out how far this problem extends across Pacific communities to help determine if it is caused by climate change.
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Wednesday 23 January 2013
Monday 29 November 2004
The export of the seaweed Angel's Hair, to Japan this year is expected to bring in $6 million worth of foreign currencies earnings for Tonga.
Thursday 23 September 2004
The Tongan wild seaweed, limutanga'u, or Angel's Hair, is becoming popular in Japan and this season a local company Tangle Nano Company Ltd. will export 1,430 tonnes, bringing in $2 million pa'anga in export earnings.
Saturday 30 September 2000
BioTechnology can be used to produce new products from Tonga’s agriculture and fisheries, and it may help Tonga maintain its claim to niche markets that it has initiated in Japan, said Dr Kyosuke Owa, a Japanese scientist working for the Nano Merchandise Development Co. Ltd. in Nuku’alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.