Project Details

Developing a value-added product “half-pearls” from the blacklip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera in Pohnpei (the Federated States of Micronesia), Years 1 and 2

July 1, 2009

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Federated States of Micronesia $91,467 College of Micronesia Masahiro Ito
  1. Conduct half-pearl seeding and produce half-pearls.
  2. Demonstrate and train half-pearl seeding techniques by COM’s Micronesian technicians to selected youths from pearl farming communities.
  3. Demonstrate half-pearl pendants and accessory making by COM staff.
  4. Conduct quality assessment of half-pearls and pearl shell-related accessories.