Restoration of Silvetia siliquosa is highly desirable due to its high ecological and economic importance in Korea. The aim of this study was to develop a suitable and cost-effective restoration method to increase or maintain S. siliquosa population under severe overharvesting stress.
Site Selection Criteria:
Sites were selected where S. siliquosa populations were still present.
Cause Of Decline:
The brown alga Silvetia siliquosa is one of the most ecologically and economically important algal species in Korea. Previously, S. siliquosa was widely distributed, however it has experienced a continuous decline from the mid-1990s onward and is now only found on offshore islands. The causes of the sudden decrease in S. siliquosa populations are not clear, but one possible cause is over-harvesting due to its high market price (approximately 10 dollars kg-1 wet weight).
, Vol. 32., Algaehttps://doi.org/10.4490/algae.2017.32.12.6