Seaweed Cultivation on The Economy of Coastal Communities

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Seaweed cultivation has a significant influence on the economy of the coastal communities of South Sulawesi, Pangkajene Regency, whereas many as 11,063 people work as fishermen and seaweed farmers. The empowerment of seaweed farmers aims to improve living standards in terms of the community’s economy and reduce unemployment. In addition, a group of seaweed farmers was formed by the local village to make it easier to obtain facilities and infrastructure financed by the government.

The economic level of coastal communities has increased, as evidenced by the fulfillment of their daily needs to finance their children’s education. Seaweed cultivation is very beneficial for coastal communities because of the vast sea conditions. Still, several factors result in a decrease in the income of seaweed farmers, one of which is plastic waste. Plastic waste that is dumped in any place until it reaches the sea causes the quality of seaweed to decline.

We can start to manage garbage disposal in its place and not throw hazardous materials into rivers, so they don’t reach the sea. Besides saving the marine ecosystem, we can help improve the economy of seaweed farmers to produce high-quality seaweed so that it has a high selling value. So that they will feel comfortable in cultivating seaweed

 

Source: Zainal Abidin, S. (2019). KONTRIBUSI USAHA BUDIDAYA RUMPUT LAUT DALAM MEMPERLUAS LAPANGAN KERJA DAN MENINGKATKAN KESEJAHTERAAN MASYARAKAT DI KABUPATEN PANGKAJENE DAN KEPULAUAN CONTRIBUTION OF SEAWEED CULTIVATION BUSINESS IN.

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