Project Details

Aquaculture Extension and Training Support for the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Year 07

July 1, 1994

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Federated States of Micronesia $70,000 College of Micronesia S. Lindsay
  1. Provide aquaculture extension and training support to private commercial operators and to local government fishery and aquaculture staff to develop commercial and subsistence crops with the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Belau, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Republic of the Marshall Islands and American Samoa).
  2. Assist in the development of giant clam culture. This will include site visits to giant clam hatcheries and ocean-nursery growout farms within this region.
  3. Help develop and support – via site visits, training courses, information exchange to hatcheries and growout farms – development of aquaculture of aquatic plant and animal species, including sponges, pearl oysters, trochus, aquarium species and bait fish.
  4. Conduct training courses in culture techniques of giant clams and other relevant aquaculture species.
  5. Assist clam hatcheries and growout farms in the development of marketing and education materials for giant clam products.
  6. Assist in reef reseeding programs and marine resource surveys as requested by state or country authorities.