Warming Threatens Tanzania's Seaweed Farms


Rising sea temperatures and turbulent weather have damaged the harvests of Zanzibar's seaweed farms and put growers out of work, researchers say.

Women harvest seaweed off the coast of Zanzibar.

  • Tanzania:  Isles to Boost Seaweed Production

    Tanzania Daily News, 13 July 2012

    THE minister for Livestock and Fisheries Mr Abdullahi Jihadi Hassan has said that his ministry was working closely with the Ministry for Trade, Industry, and Marketing to improve ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Cutting of Trees in Seaweed Farming Worries MPs

    Tanzania Daily News, 10 July 2012

    ZANZIBAR lawmakers have raised concern over the use of trees, including Mangrove for pegs in seaweed farming particularly drying and seed tying arguing that it promotes ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Climate Change - Bleak Future for Zanzibar Economy

    Tanzania Daily News, 29 August 2012

    ZANZIBAR is already highly vulnerable to climate variability, and will be amongst most affected by future climate change, while sea level rise received most attention; there are ... read more »