Category Archives: Phycocolloids

Many seaweeds contain phycocolloids or polysaccharide hydrocolloids that can be extracted for various purposes. The three major phycocolloids are alginates, agars, and carrageenans. Alginates are extracted primarily from brown seaweeds, and agar and carrageenan are extracted from red seaweeds.

Increased harvesting of Vancouver Island seaweed unwise: scientist

[Canada] A decision by the provincial government to allow increased harvesting of seaweed from the central east coast of Vancouver Island has sounded alarm bells in parts of the scientific community there. Continue reading Increased harvesting of Vancouver Island seaweed unwise: scientist