Project Details

Improving Pearl Quality by Grafting Technologies and Husbandry Methods for Development of a Hatchary-Based Black Pearl Industry in Pohnpei, the Federated States of Micronesia, Years 1 and 2

July 1, 2006 - June 30, 2009

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Federated States of Micronesia $97,100 College of Micronesia M. Ito
  1. Improve roundness rate by grafting techniques.
  2. Reduce flaws by grafting techniques and husbandry methods.
  3. Improve host’s survivorship by husbandry methods.
  4. Transfer pearl aquaculture technology immediately to Micronesia and other regions.


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