Authors: MMR and SPC
Title: Cook Islands Aquaculture Development Plan – 2012 -2016
Date: March 2013
Keywords: Cook Islands, Aquaculture, Development PlanAbstract: Aquaculture is a relatively recent activity in Cook Islands, dating only from the early 1970s. By the mid-1980s, however, Cook Islands had emerged as one of the region’s major players (in terms of value) based on the success of the blacklip pearl farming industry.
Authors: Hambrey consulting in association with Nautilus Consultants
Title: Opportunities for the development of the Pacific Islands Mariculture Sector
Date: November 2011
Keywords: mariculture, economic assessment
This overview report addresses opportunities for the development of the Pacific Islands’ mariculture sector in general terms. More specific analysis of opportunity in particular countries is presented in the five accompanying country reports (Cook Islands, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands).
Authors: Johan Bell and Tim Pickering
Title: Aquaculture and climate change
Keywords: aquaculture, climate change
The aim of this policy brief is to:
- Alert Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) to the projected effects of climate change on the contributions of aquaculture to food security and livelihoods; and
- Identify the adaptations and policies needed to capitalise on the opportunities and reduce the threats.
Authors: Ruth Garcia Gomez and Jeff Kinch
Title: Pathogen and Ecological Risk Analysis for the introduction of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) from the Philippines into Papua New Guinea
Date: January 2012
Keywords: Risk analysis, cobia.
Abstract: The objective of this document is to undertake an Introduction Risk Analysis (IRA) of the potential pathogen-related, ecological, and socio-economic risks associated with the proposed introduction of an improved strain of cobia (Rachycentron canadum) from the Philippines into Papua New Guinea (PNG) for aquaculture development. The proposed location for grow out of cobia is the Kavieng Lagoon in the New Ireland Province and will be undertaken by a private company which is based in Kavieng, with technical and quarantine support from the National Fisheries Authority (NFA) and their Nago Island Mariculture and Research Facility which is located in the Kavieng Lagoon; and the National Agriculture and Quarantine Inspection Authority (NAQIA).
Authors: Antoine Teitelbaum and Georges Remoissenet
Title: Proceedings of the Tahiti Aquaculture Conference
Date: 6 - 11 December 2010
Keywords: Tahiti aquaculture 2010, Proceedings
Abstract: In December 2010, 190 people from the aquaculture sectors gathered in Tahiti to attend the Tahiti aquaculture Conference. The Conference was a was a follow up of two tropical island aquaculture events, the Mayotte Aquaculture Meeting held in 2008 for the French Overseas Departments and Territories by French Overseas Aquaculturalists Union (UAOM), and the Marine Finfish Farming Workshop held at SPC for the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs) in 2007.
This report is a compilation of 38 presentations that were made during the event under the following broad themes:
- Hatchery-based Aquaculture (marine fish mostly),
- Shrimp aquaculture,
- Capture-based Aquaculture,
- Economic contribution of aquaculture in small island environment
- Aquatic animal health and biosecurity
- Governance in aquaculture.
Other resourceful information is also available throughout the report such as:
- A list of participants,
- Results of specific working groups,
- Conclusions and recommendations.