Project Details

Aquaculture Extension and Training Support for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands with a Special Emphasis on Hatchery Propagation of the Black-Lip Pearl Oyster (Pinctada Margaritifera), Year 15

August 1, 2003

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Palau $92,156 College of the Marshall Islands R. Dybdahl and M. Nair R
  1. Refine spawning and hatchery techniques and provide a regular supply of black-lip pearl oyster spat to satisfy industry needs.
  2. Improve spat survival and growth during the nursery phase.
  3. Collect data on spat growth and survival to update and incorporate into an already funded cost production model for hatchery propagation and growout of black-lip pearl oyster spat.
  4. Transfer technology by publishing a site-specific black-lip pearl hatchery manual and by providing extension training and support for black-lip pearl oyster culture. Conduct workshops in the RMI and other U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands such as Guam, American Samoa, and the FSM.
  5. Extension training and support for other commercially important aquaculture species.


Final Report