Agar-agar

Agar-agar




Scientific name Pterocladiella capillacea
Family Pterocladiaceae
FAO code OQK

General characteristics of the species

Seaweed, brownish red, very branched. It can reach 10 cm in height. Dwells on the rock at the lower limit of the zone between tides, pools and submerged areas, up to 15 meters deep


Other information
Main fishing gear Manual collection. Using networks in coastal areas.
Main ways of presenting the product Fresh or dry. Packed in polyethylene boxes or other suitable material. Essentially industrial use (extraction of hydrocolloids - agar).