FIJI supplies 800 tonnes of seaweed to China every month.
The demand has resulted in more seaweed farms being established in the North.
Divisional fisheries officer Joji Vakawaletabua said the farms have been set up in the district of Namuka in Macuata.
The sale of seaweed can rope in $240,000 per month.
Mr Vakawaletabua said the positive response and the interest shown by villagers in the area would help boost exports.
"The youths are active in the farming project and in Lakeba Village, they have about 60 lines of seaweed," he said.
"Their hard work has resulted in a free supply of seedlings to nearby villages.
"In Lakeba, the youths aim to complete the construction of their village hall, so money earned from seaweed farming will go towards that."
Mr Vakawaletabua said Lakeba would be a role model for seaweed farming.
"The seaweed farming will also be done in Bua and Cakaudrove.
"For Cakaudrove, we will also work with the women's group in Karoko Village because they already have their boat.
"We will also move to coastal areas in Bua including Kubulau district."
Mr Vakawaletabua said the demand for seaweed would ensure more farms are set up in the North.