Project Details

Aquaculture Extension and Training Support for the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Year 06

July 1, 1993

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Federated States of Micronesia $98,000 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 site visits to both giant clam hatcheries and ocean-nursery growout farms within the region.
  3. 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
  4. Conduct training courses in culture techniques and general biology of aquaculture species and on other topics as requested.
  5. Assist in reef reseeding programs and surveys for giant clams, sponges, and other species as requested by local authorities.
  6. Continue to act as the scientific and aquaculture advisor to the FSM National Aquaculture Center in Kosrae.
  7. Assist clam hatcheries and grow-out farms in the development of marketing and education materials for giant clam products.
  8. Initiate and develop a manual and video demonstrating various marketable uses of giant clam shells.