SPC Aquaculture
The potential for aquaculture development in Wallis and Futuna
Monday, 02 November 2009 14:43

Wallis and Futuna have had very limited aquaculture development over the past few decades. In the 1980s, CNEXO (now IFREMER: Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer) examined Wallis and Futuna’s potential for aquaculture development, and short-term possibilities were identified, including the culture of exotic bivalves imported as spat. Medium-term possibilities included prawn and milkfish culture to support a pole-and-line fishery. Restocking reefs with trochus was considered as a long-term possibility.

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Teaming up for sustainable ornamental aquaculture in Tonga
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 15:55

In April 2009, SPC, Walt Smith International (WSI) and Tonga’s Fisheries Division combined efforts and resources to develop a coral and live rock farm aimed at supplying the international aquarium market. This project, mostly funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), also has significant in-kind contribution by all three stakeholders.

 

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New Caledonia Fisheries officers bring back home lobster farming techniques (January 2009)
Saturday, 24 January 2009 00:00

By Antoine Teitelbaum

New Caledonia’s aquaculture sector has been mostly focusing on shrimps over the past decades. However, there is now a will for diversification. Thanks to its very rich environment, New Caledonia is looking at industries that could use the diverse and abundant natural resources to build up small to medium scale aquaculture sector.

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Aquaculture updates from Papua New Guinea (March 2009)
Wednesday, 02 September 2009 15:41

By Ben Ponia

 

In March 2009, SPC's Aquaculture Adviser, Ben Ponia, visited Papua New Guinea (PNG) to assess SPC programming assistance in that country. He was assisted by counterparts from PNG's National Fisheries Authority (NFA) including NFA's Aquaculture Manager Jacob Wani. Several locations were visited to view recent developments and some observations from that visit are provided here.

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Rabbitfish: a candidate for aquaculture in the Pacific?(March 2009)
Thursday, 25 June 2009 00:00

By Antoine Teitelbaum, Tap Prior, Frank Legarrec, Cletus Oengpepa and Patrick Mesia

 

Worldwide, rabbitfish species have long been identified as appropriate candidates for aquaculture. For example, Siganus canaliculatus, S. guttatus, S. virgatus, S. spinus, S. punctatus, S. fuscescens and S. javus in Malaysia and Philippines (Pacoli 1983; Von Wersternhagen and Rosenthal, 1976) and Indonesia, S. canaliculatus on the east coast of Africa (Bwathondi, 1982), S. rivulatus in the Middle East and Mediterranean region (Cagiltay 2003) and finally S. randalli, S. lineatus and S. fuscescens in the Pacific region (Brown et al. 1994; Rechellul pers. comm., Legarrec pers. comm.).

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