Project Details

Commercial Feasibility of Giant Clam Mariculture in American Samoa, Year 05

July 1, 1992

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands $29,000 American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources H. Sesepasara, B. Ponwith, L. Bell, R. Tulafono, P. Gaisoa, D. Gebauer, and J. McConnaughey

The overall goal of this project is to establish a giant clam demonstration station to be used for training, extension, and economic feasibility studies.

  1. Produce giant clam juveniles for distribution to local farmers.
  2. Develop and establish participation of the private sector in giant clam farming on the intertidal and near intertidal zones.
  3. Investigate and develop local markets in American Samoa for giant clams.
  4. Conduct a business feasibility study of giant clam hatchery and lagoon farming in American Samoa.
  5. Develop an aquaculture education and training extension program that will target farmers, villages, and government leaders and complement existing Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources education programs.