Monday, 2 July 2012

The community and environmental benefits of growing algae


This story caught my eye today.  Fishermen in Palawan, Philippines have diversified from fishing to growing algae.   
The benefit of the move is twofold.  Firstly, the coastal communities have an alternative source of income and are no longer dependent on fish.  
Secondly, the project is also helping to restore Palawan's waters and wildlife which were badly affected by cyanide fishing.

palawan (Photo credit: sehmaschine)
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