Aquaculture Extension and Training Support in the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands, Year 14
July 1, 2001
|American Samoa||$70,000||College of the Marshall Islands||R. Dybdahl|
Assist the development of an economically sustainable aquaculture industry in the U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands.
- Establish and implement protocols for spawning and rearing sufficient number of pearl oyster spat per year for research, extension, demonstration and evaluation.
- Provide training to local people (Marshallese and other Micronesians) on all aspects of the pearl industry from spat production to establishment of farms.
- Design and conduct practical research on hatchery production of spat and farm growout technologies in collaboration with other scientists from local and regional institutions.
- Assist and advise in hatchery designs and construction.
- Initiate and maintain algal cultures. Supervise and train at least five local hatchery staff to be able to independently perform all required activities.
- Perform other related duties as may be needed and appropriate as may be determined by the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture or College of the Marshall Islands.