(Mindanao Examiner MP4)
ZAMBOANGA CITY (Uly Israel / 18 Nov) - Adam Omar, chairman of the Zamboanga City-based Western Mindanao Seaweed Industry Foundation, Inc., said Filipino seaweed farmers get "a trickle of assistance" from the government, and that the industry is reeling due to natural calamity which ravaged the seaweed farms in Zamboanga City and other parts of Mindanao.
Seaweed growers in Western Mindanao region have never been able to bounce back since then, he said.
"We have to improve the quality of our seaweeds and we have to increase our production to maintain our lead in the world market," he said. (Mindanao Examiner)