CHINA Gracilaria: The 'cash cow' of Rongcheng, E China's Shandong

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Gracilaria: The 'cash cow' of Rongcheng, E China's Shandong

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14:07, August 17, 2021

Fishermen drive a sampan full of gracilaria to dock at the Ailunwan marine ranch in Rongcheng city, East China's Shandong Province, on August 15, 2021. Commonly known as the sea vegetable, gracilaria has high economic value. (Photos: People's Daily Online; Compiled by Liu Ning)

Fishermen drive a sampan full of gracilaria to dock at the Ailunwan marine ranch in Rongcheng city, East China's Shandong Province, on August 15, 2021. Gracilaria has a wide range of uses, and is distributed throughout the coastal areas of China.

Fishermen drive a sampan full of gracilaria to dock at the Ailunwan marine ranch in Rongcheng city, East China's Shandong Province, on August 15, 2021. The sea are busy where farm workers sow and reap.

Fishermen drive a sampan full of gracilaria to dock at the Ailunwan marine ranch in Rongcheng city, East China's Shandong Province, on August 15, 2021. Gracilaria has become an important species of local Marine aquaculture, second only to kelp.

Farmers plant gracilaria seedlings at a dock in the Lidawan marine ranch, Rongcheng city, East China’s Shandong Province, on August 15, 2021. Gracilaria is the main raw material for agar production and high quality fodder for abalone cultivation.

Farmers plant gracilaria seedlings at a dock in the Lidawan marine ranch, Rongcheng city, East China’s Shandong Province, on August 15, 2021. In recent years, farmers in Rongcheng have deeply explored the value-added function of gracilaria to improve output, which promotes the income of local fishery.

Farmers plant gracilaria seedlings at a dock in the Lidawan marine ranch, Rongcheng city, East China’s Shandong Province, on August 15, 2021. A new growth point of the marine economy is taking shape in Rongcheng city.

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