Tunisia: red algae, a highly profitable food of the future?

Tunisia: red algae, a highly profitable food of the future?

A yield 10 times higher than the quantity cultivated! Seaweed cultivation is now an environmental and economic success in Tunisia. For the first time this year, Selt Marine, the only company working in this field in the country, is harvesting red algae on an industrial scale. Facing the flat water of a lagoon near Bizerte, women empty the nets of the rough green to dark red clumps into large basins and then remove a few sections. Farmers then tie these seaweed samples around a cylindrical net and dip it into the lagoon. « We recover 10% of the natural biomass, we…

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