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.
Using tyres to move and carry the harvested seaweed
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
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
Here’s an interesting article on seaweed farming from Bali Soul Journals.