“Sa seaweeds maganda na ang kita, konti pa ang gastos (In seaweeds production, we gain income with less cost),” said Ronaldo Brozo, seaweed farmer from Brgy. Banocboc, Sitio Sugod, Vinzons, Camarines Norte.
Camarines Norte is one of the top producers of seaweeds in the Bicol Region. Seaweed farming started to become popular in the province in 1995.
Brozo grows seaweeds for almost 15 years now together with his wife and two children. Like him, many residents near the coastal area ventured in seaweed farming, because of the earnings they gain with minimal expenses and effort. The seaweed farmers sell fresh seaweeds as planting propagules for P12 to P15 per kilo and raw dried seaweeds for P22 to P30 per kilo.