I love seaweed. Maybe I’m from California and we’re all plant-loving hippies or maybe they’re the underappreciated sea lords and I appreciate that. Seriously, though, without these wizards of photosynthesis, life in the ocean wouldn’t exist. So, in an effort to respect the lower parts of the food chain, I give you Weed of the Week. For the next month, I will focus on different species and highlight the different reasons why these weeds represent a force to be reckoned with.
While you’re kicking it at the sushi bar, nommin’ down on that spicy tuna hand roll that’s taken for granted, do you ever stop and imagine what it would be like if it wasn’t included to Neat in the glorious seaweed wrap?!?
You swim or swim.
In other words: you have to adapt to stay afloat. Poblador maintains a certain degree of flexibility in its investment practices. “When we started the fund, it was really meant to be a growth fund that provided capital to growing businesses that had some sort of track record; that was around for a while,” Poblador said. “But we are investing in the Philippine market which is not as developed as other parts of Asia. So I think we had to be flexible.
“Although we are primarily a growth capital fund, we have had to make investments in later stage companies and buy out shareholders rather than just adding fresh capital,” he said. “But we’ve also played the other side – investing in earlier companies. It’s great to see how vibrant that segment is.”
What is Nori Seaweed: ☘️
The word Nori is used in Japanese, to refer to the edible varieties of the red Porphyra seaweed species. Porphyra Yezoensis and Porphyra Tenera are the main species in this group. Although other types of seaweed include some cyanobacteria.
Overview of Actual Nori Cultivation
Currently, nori is cultivated in most bays and inland seas along the Pacific coast of Japan. Nori land is about 60,000 hectares in area, producing about 5-6 billion sheets of nori per year worth 70-80 billion yen.
Coastal waters 0-5 m deep are available for nori grounds of classic netting systems, fixing the nets by spreading them between two rows of bamboo poles. According to the actual development of the new floating net system, cultivators were able to turn 20-m deep waters into profitable grounds.
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