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Table 1. List of targeted species with their common and Latin names.
|Fucales||Knotted wrack||Ascophyllum nodosum|
|Common Rockweed||Fucus distichus evanescens|
|Common Rockweed||Fucus distichus edentatus|
|Laminariales||Wing Kelp, Dabberlocks||Alaria esculenta|
|Horsetail Kelp, Oarweed, Tangle||Laminaria digitata|
|Sugar Kelp, sweet kombu||Saccharina latissima|
|Sugar Kelp, sweet kombu||Saccharina longicruris|
Now that this has been done, information on a larger variety of species could be incorporated; examples include Sea Lettuce (Ulva/Ulvaria spp.), red seaweed such as Dulse (Palmaria palmata) and lavers (Porphyra spp.), which are less common and have smaller biomasses but which are nevertheless of interest for the manufacture of high value-added products. It will also be interesting to later add floristic lists, which would allow users to query the data base and determine whether a specific species has been recorded for a particular site or region.