Aquaculture Extension and Training Support for the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Year 05
July 1, 1992
|Federated States of Micronesia||$75,000||College of Micronesia||S. Lindsay|
- Provide aquaculture extension and training support to private operators and to local government fishery and aquaculture staff to develop commercial and subsistence aquaculture crops within the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands.
- Assist in the development of giant clam culture. This will include both giant clam hatcheries and ocean-nursery grow-out farms within the region. These hatcheries include Belau, Pohnpei, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, and American Samoa. Each island identity within this region is involved with ocean-nursery grow-out farms for giant clams. Assistance will be given to each and all upon a request basis.
- Help develop and support hatcheries and grow-out farms of aquatic species of plants and animals other than giant clams. These include the culture of sponges, pearl oysters, trochus, and green snails.
- Conduct training courses in culture techniques for giant clams and other relevant aquaculture species, general biology of these organisms, and on other topics as requested.
- Assist in reef reseeding programs and surveys for giant clams, sponges, and other species requested by local authorities.
- Continue to act as the scientific and aquaculture advisor to the National Aquaculture Center (NAC), Kosrae.
- Ddevelop methods and techniques of drying and smoking giant clam meat, and initiate these end products into local domestic markets.
- Assist in the development of giant clam for sale, both for domestic and international markets for each of the islands entities in the region.