Aquaculture Extension and Training Support for the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Year 06
July 1, 1993
|Federated States of Micronesia||$98,000||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 site visits to both giant clam hatcheries and ocean-nursery growout farms within the region.
- Help develop and support, via site visits, training courses, and information exchange, 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, aquarium species, and bait fish
- Conduct training courses in culture techniques and general biology of aquaculture species and on other topics as requested.
- Assist in reef reseeding programs and surveys for giant clams, sponges, and other species as requested by local authorities.
- Continue to act as the scientific and aquaculture advisor to the FSM National Aquaculture Center in Kosrae.
- Assist clam hatcheries and grow-out farms in the development of marketing and education materials for giant clam products.
- Initiate and develop a manual and video demonstrating various marketable uses of giant clam shells.