The importance of seaweeds cuts across various environmental, ecologic, socio-economic benefits and services as food for man, in the phycocolloids and expanding phycosupplement industries, as sink for excess carbon dioxide and excess nutrients; for sustainable energy generation and as fossil fuel substitutes. In view of this, seaweeds could become an important economic niche for Nigeria and other coastal African countries provided adequate research is undertaken in studying their diversity, biochemical compositions and potentials for culture in order to harness the numerous opportunities which can be derived.
K.A. Fakoya, F.G. Owodeinde, S.L. Akintola, M.A. Adewolu, M.A. Abass and P.E. Ndimele, 2011. An Exposition on Potential Seaweed Resources for Exploitation, Culture and Utilization in West Africa: A Case Study of Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 6: 37-47.