Seaweed Hypnea sp. culture in Cox's Bazar coast, Bangladesh

Md Mohidul Islam, Md Shahzad Kuli Khan, Jakia Hasan, Debbrota Mallick, Md Enamul Hoq
2017 Bangladesh Journal of Zoology  
<p>The culture of a red seaweed Hypnea sp. in three locations of Cox's Bazar coast, Saint Martin Island, Inani and Bakkhali with net method of 4 × 4 m coir rope net was evaluated. Seaweed was partially harvested at 15 days interval during December 2015 to January 2016. Daily growth rate of cultured Hypnea sp. was significantly higher (3.21 ± 0.01% day<sup>-1</sup>) in Saint Martin while Inani had the lowest (0.41 ± 0.06% day<sup>-1</sup>). Biomass yield of Hypnea sp. (3.81 ± 0.04 kg fresh
more » ... 0.04 kg fresh wt.m<sup>−2</sup>) gained highest in Saint Martin than in Bakkhali (3.34 ± 0.10) and Inani (2.70 ± 0.02). Growth rate of seaweeds had a significant correlation with NO3-N (p &lt; 0.05) but not with PO4-P. Culture of seaweed along those sites added a new dimension of prospect and possibility of seaweed mariculture in Bangladesh coast.</p><p>Bangladesh J. Zool. <strong>45</strong>(1): 37-46, 2017</p>
doi:10.3329/bjz.v45i1.34192 fatcat:k735nluxwjc5zdnhthogvvvgfy