SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF SEAWEED FARMING IN HUNDIHUK VILLAGE, ROTE-NDAO DISTRICTDonny Mercys Bessie, Nina J. Lapinangga, Umbu P.L. Dawa1, Wilson L. Tisera1, Imanuel J. Emola, Alfred G.O. Kase, Hendrik Ndolu, Jusuf Aboladaka and Zet Ena
Rote Ndao is one of the regencies in East Nusa Tenggara Province that is designated as the Center for Integrated Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. This area is expected to encourage economic growth in the periphery with the main driving locomotive being the fisheries sector. Seaweed cultivation has developed in Rote-Ndao District since a decade ago. The coastal area used for seaweed cultivation in this district in 2018 reached 1,718 ha (57.21%) of the potential area of 3,003 ha. Seaweed cultivation activities carried out in this regency are generally still limited to water areas that are considered safe to try and provide benefits that are considered quite good, even though the cultivation is technically inadequate or does not meet the technical requirements of seaweed cultivation. The purpose of this study was to analyze the suitability of the area of seaweed cultivation in Hundihuk Village. The data collection method used in this study is the survey method. Analysis of space availability is based on the suitability of the waters that support seaweed cultivation. The results showed that the analysis of the suitability of the waters of the village of Hundihuk was included in the category of very appropriate with the value of 267.5, this meant that the development of seaweed was still possible by taking into account the carrying capacity of the ecosystem.