Commercial Feasibility of Giant Clam Mariculture in American Samoa, Year 05
July 1, 1992
|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.
- Produce giant clam juveniles for distribution to local farmers.
- Develop and establish participation of the private sector in giant clam farming on the intertidal and near intertidal zones.
- Investigate and develop local markets in American Samoa for giant clams.
- Conduct a business feasibility study of giant clam hatchery and lagoon farming in American Samoa.
- 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.