Undaria Background


Photo credit: Marinova Pty Ltd

Undaria pinnitifida is harvested commercially in Tasmania as part of the Marine Plant Fishery. Harvesting is conducted by divers and restricted to specific areas on the east coast (Wild Fisheries Management Branch 2024). Since the early 2000s, Marinova Pty Ltd has established commercial extraction of fucoidan products from Undaria and this remains the primary use of Tasmanian Undaria. Formal assessments of the fishery have not been conducted.