Project Details

Aquaculture Extension and Training Support for the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Year 05

July 1, 1992

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Federated States of Micronesia $75,000 College of Micronesia S. Lindsay
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Assist in reef reseeding programs and surveys for giant clams, sponges, and other species requested by local authorities.
  6. Continue to act as the scientific and aquaculture advisor to the National Aquaculture Center (NAC), Kosrae.
  7. Ddevelop methods and techniques of drying and smoking giant clam meat, and initiate these end products into local domestic markets.
  8. Assist in the development of giant clam for sale, both for domestic and international markets for each of the islands entities in the region.