The study aimed to determine the increase in length and number of fronds of Euchema spp. after cultivation using vertical hanging rope culture method. Five (5) fronds of Eucheuma spp. were inserted in an individual mesh bags tied 12 inches away from each other in a rope. A total of 25 sets of ropes were used in this study. The physico-chemical parameters (temperature, salinity and pH) of water in Sinunuc Bay, Zamboanga City, Western Mindanao, Philippines were analyzed. The increase in length and number of fronds were recorded daily for 45 days. Results showed that the 3 physico-chemical parameters were in the highly suitable ranged for seaweed farming. The mesh bags tied and exposed near the water surface produce higher longer fronds. This study will provide alternative methods in cultivating highly valued Euchema spp. to further increase the production and provide alternative livelihood and income to local fisherfolks.
Adriel Jan D. Bruno and Roldan C. Echem (2019); Propagation of Eucheuma spp. (Agar-agar) Using Vertical Hanging Rope Method in Open Water Cultivation; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(4) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.04.2019.p8867