FARMING IN THE OCEAN: Lembongan Island, Indonesia
Text and Photography by Zafer Kizilkaya
For the people of Nusa Lembongan, seaweed farming is the primary source of livelihood with 85% of the population cultivates seaweed. Two species of seaweed they farm go to the world food hydrocolloids industry and Hong Kong to be consumed as food. The waters around Nusa Lembongan located south east of Bali are particularly rich in nutrients because of unusual upwelling of nutrient rich waters from the depths of the channel between Main Island Bali and Nusa Lembongan. People start early in the morning for their hard working labor on the reef...
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