aquaculture

Fiji’s Muanaira Womens Group sees promise in pilot mangrove oyster farm

It’s hard work walking over sharp shells in the mud, reaching in amongst dense mangrove roots and chipping off oysters. But members of Muanaira Womens Group have been doing this work for years, harvesting the oysters that cling to the roots of mangroves…

New Tilapia farming technics help meet growing demand for coastal and freshwater fish

What started off as a daring venture many years ago to try and earn a decent income for her family has turned into an inspiration for Tilapia farmers across the Fiji Islands. Mrs Katarina Baleisuva, who operates Kaybee’s farm on the outskirts of the…

Introductory address at the 11th Heads of Fisheries Meeting by Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC)

11th Heads of Fisheries Meeting   Introductory address Cameron Diver, Deputy Director-General of the Pacific Community (SPC) Noumea, New Caledonia, 11 March 2019 Kia ora tātau. E ngā mana, E ngā reo, E rau Rangatira mā, Ngā mihi nui kia koutou katoa.…

Small-pond tilapia aquaculture and aquaponics featured at Global Climate Change Alliance meeting

Small-pond aquaculture and aquaponics with tilapia fish was showcased within a climate change context at the “Market Place” session of the Global Climate Change Alliance project inception meeting on Scaling Up Pacific Adaptation GCCA+SUPA in Suva this…

Strengthening small aquaculture businesses through improved financial literacy

The Sustainable Pacific Aquaculture Development project (PacAqua) has teamed up with the Ministry of Fisheries and the Cooperative College of Fiji (CCF) to deliver financial literacy training to small scale Tilapia fish farmers from the Western Division…

Savusavu tilapia fish farmers gear up for increased production

Fish farmers in the Savusavu Tilapia Farmers Cluster took receipt today of gear and equipment used for breeding and nursing baby fish. The equipment will help support new fish stocks as they are introduced into ponds and help ensure they are able to grow…

SPC-EU provides new hatchery for J. Hunter Pearls

A new pearl hatchery, complete with algae bioreactors to help spawn oysters to grow pearls was opened at the J. Hunter Pearls facility in Savusavu, Fiji today. The new hatchery is capable of producing 10 times more new oysters than in the past. This…

Aquatic biosecurity for food safety, food security and income generation

Pearl farming in Tonga – Photo credit: Poasi Fale Aquaculture is probably the fastest growing food-producing sector globally, contributing around 50 per cent of the world’s food fish. It is especially important in regions where fish is the main source of…

What is aquatic biosecurity, and what is its relevance for the Pacific Islands region?

Nile tilapia being fed in Papua New Guinea. Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is an exotic species that has become an important commodity of the aquaculture sector in the Pacific Islands region, contributing to food security in several countries and…

Fiji tilapia farmers to open hatcheries

Five local tilapia farmers, who attended a two-week course on aquaculture in Bangkok, Thailand, have returned and are ready to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice. The training was part of the Increasing Agricultural Commodities Trade (IACT…
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