Project Details

Giant Clam Extension Support in the Pacific Islands, Year 01

July 1, 1987

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Federated States of Micronesia $100,000 College of Micronesia C. Crawford
  1. Achieve, demonstrate and document economy of scale in giant clam seed production at the MMDC hatchery in Palau.
  2. Prepare the site, order, and install 48 clam culture pools, seawater pumps and plumbing.
  3. Increase the annual production capacity of the MMDC Hatchery to 500,000 10-mm clams and 100,000 50-mm clams.
  4. Supply existing markets and develop new markets for hatchery products such as seed clams, aquarium clams, broodstock clams, sashimi clams, clam culture equipment and specimen shells.
  5. Provide services such as regional training, extension and consulting on a fee basis.
  6. Reduce MMDC’s wholesale production costs.
  7. Function as a commercially viable demonstration and research hatchery.
  8. Achieve financial break-even point by end of FY89.
  9. Achieve profitability in FY89, with gross receipts of $100,000