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2018-06-25 | Other Publications

EfD Stories Chile- 2017

Quiroga Suazo, Miguel Ángel. 2018. “EfD Stories Chile- 2017”
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Economists review Chile’s seaweed farming subsidy policy

by Miguel Quiroga

The high cost of starting up seaweed cultivation projects along the Chilean coastline is the main hurdle to the aquaculture industry restoring areas where this key marine resource has been heavily harvested. The productivity of farmed seaweed areas also varies greatly between aquaculture sites, which further threatens the financial viability of projects that are geared towards shoring up coastal livelihoods and supporting marine conservation.