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Annotated bibliography on the current status and product development of Caulerpa in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga

South, Graham R. and Morris, Cherie W. and Bala, Shirleen (2012) Annotated bibliography on the current status and product development of Caulerpa in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. School of Marine Studies, FSTE, USP, Suva, Fiji.

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    Abstract

    Sea grapes (Caulerpa species. Chlorophyta) are widely consumed in the Pacific as a delicacy, a salad and as an addition to many dishes. The traditional harvesting and consumption of sea grapes in the Pacific may well have had their origins among the South-East Asian peoples who migrated to and colonized the Pacific Islands 3-4,000 years ago (McHugh, 2003). Sea grapes are consumed throughout the region by Melanesian, Micronesian and Polynesian peoples. The Fijian name most commonly used is nama (South 1993a-c), the Samoan name is limu fuafua and the Tongan name is tangau or limu fuafoa. In Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, with some local exceptions, Caulerpa racemosa (Forsskål) J. Agardh var. uvifera (Turner) J. Agardh (1873: 35), as illustrated in Meñez and Calumpong (1982: 9), is the most commonly harvested variety. This annotated bibliography on Caulerpa was developed as part of the Scoping Study for PARDI 2010/002 prepared by South, G.R., et al., 2011. Scoping study for Caulerpa (Sea Grapes). Suva: Institute of Marine Resources, School of Marine Studies, FSTE, USP. References are specific to Caulerpa in the Pacific, or are directly related to the project. Most of the references are annotated.

    Item Type: Other
    Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Agriculture and Food Technology
    Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Institute of Marine Resources
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 13:29
    Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 12:31
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5642
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