LIMO DO CAIS – Sustainable exploitation of the endogenous resources of S. Martinho do Porto

Abstract/Aim
Diversify the economic activity linked to the S. Martinho do Porto Sea, through the sustained exploitation of the endogenous resources – the marine red macroalgae. Two common species in the area, Gelideum corneum and Asparagopsis armata, an autochthonous species used for many years and an invasive species, will be studied. The project aims to develop new products taking into account the physical-chemical properties of each species.

Keywords
Macroalgae; Autochthonous species; Invasive species; Gelideum corneum; Asparagopsis armata

Partners
N/A

Coordinator
MARE-Polytechnic of Leiria: Teresa Mouga – mougat@ipleiria.pt

Funding
55.478,00 € (Polytechnic of Leiria) | Programa Operacional Mar 2020 // Duration 2019-2021 (24 months)