Commonwealth of the North Mariana Islands
Land Area: 477 sq km
EEZ (x1000): 777 sq km
Area comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, D.C.
Islands: 14 including Saipan, Rota and Tinian
Population: 74,612 (July 2001 est.)
GDP per capita: $12,500 (2000 est.)
Aquaculture production: There are currently a few commercial farms and several backyard farms.
Aquacultured species: Tilapia and marine shrimp
Aquaculture Extension and Research
Northern Marianas College
P. 670-234-5498 (ext 1728)