Seaweed farming in Bali

Seaweed farming is one of the main industries on these three islands. You’ll see it along most of the coasts and it ends up mostly being used for cosmetics. The big companies are pushing the price down and as you can see, this is backbreaking work.

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Penida

Using tyres to move and carry the harvested seaweed

Using tyres to move and carry the harvested seaweed

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Different types drying by the side of the road. I also saw large parcels of it wrapped up in tarps

Different types drying by the side of the road. I also saw large parcels of it wrapped up in tarps

Shrine in the seaweed farm - from my scooter

Shrine in the seaweed farm – from my scooter

This woman works near the Penida Colada. She's has a hump from working in this position I guess for most of her life.

This woman works near the Penida Colada. She’s has a hump from working in this position I guess for most of her life.

From above you can see the harvested and growing seaweed

From above you can see the harvested and growing seaweed

Here’s an interesting article on seaweed farming from Bali Soul Journals.

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