South Sulawesi is still be the biggest seaweed producer in Indonesia. The coastline of the province so long to produce large amounts of seaweed in particular of the type Eucheuma Cottonii. Bone regency, is one area of South Sulawesi which produces Cottonii Eucheuma seaweed in bulk. Quality of Bone seaweed better than the surrounding area. People in this region have been conditioned by post-harvest management to better Cottonii seaweed.
|Red Cottonii origin of Bone|
Seaweed Cultivation in Bone
Bone seaweed farming is still in the traditional cultivation with the long line system. Region Bone produces 50,000 tons per year, the area cultivated in 11 Riattang Tanete East, Awangpone, Kajuara, Salomekko, Tonra, Mare, Sibulue, Barebbo, Tellu siattinge, and the District Cenrana.
COTTONII SEAWEED SPECIFICATION FROM BONE
• Moisture content (Moisturicy): 35% -38%
• Stools (Impurity): Maximum 4%
• Planting Age: 45-60 Days
• Color: Black, Amarant, Violet
• Drying: Sunlight