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Author: Masahiro Ito, SPC external consultant

Title: A hatchery operations manual for rearing sandfish, Holothuria scabra, in Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati

Source: SPC

Date: 2014

Key Words: sandfish, hatchery, broodstock, spawning, larval, juvenile

Abstract: Presently, the sea cucumber industry in Kiribati consists of sporadic and intense harvesting at a given island lagoon until local stocks are wiped out. Businessmen and harvesters sometimes then move on to another location where stocks are abundant.

In February 2013, 120 sandfish broodstock, all juveniles averaging 90 g in wet weight, were imported from Fiji. The sandfish were quarantined for three months, and during this period no artificial food was provided (only natural plankton). After the quarantine period, the sandfish were divided into two groups of 60 animals each. One group was placed in a fish pond (Fig. 1) near the airport and the other group was placed in a concrete tank at Tanaea Hatchery in north Tarawa.

Author: Avinash Singh, IACT Aquaculture Officer

Title: Aquaculture feed import guideline for five Pacific Island countries

Source: SPC with the financial assistance of the European Union

Date: 2014

Keywords: Feed,Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu

Abstract: Feed is a critical component for successful aquaculture. In many Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) feed continues to be one of the major constraints limiting the growth of the industry. Several PICTs have trialled the production of locally manufactured feeds from locally produced raw materials and low-cost bi-products from processing centres. Some examples are tuna flesh or meal, pea meal, flour meal and copra meal. However, there are often limitations in supply due to seasonality, shortage of ingredients, and competition with other mature or traditional livestock industries, such as poultry farms and piggeries. This means that supply is inconsistent and sometimes expensive.

Authors: Antoine Teitelbaum, Sebastien Lesire

Title: Farming Seaweed in Kiribati: a practical guide for seaweed farmers

Source:  SPC

Date : 2004

Keywords:  Marine algae culture, Kiribati, handbook, manual

Abstract: This manual aims to assist seaweed farmers in the Pacific Is-lands to successfully farm Kappaphycus seaweed. Kappaphycus alvarezii is a red seaweed, commonly called “Cottonii” and pre-viously known as Eucheuma cottonii. There are three common strains that are successfully farmed. The farming of Kappaphycus is well established in Kiribati, with production routinely around 1000 dry tonnes per year. Seaweed growthvaries greatly according to where it is planted, and so it is very important to find the right site for setting up the sea-weed farms. The problems involved in farming Kappaphycus include epiphytic algae, ice-ice disease, and grazing by herbi-vores, such as rabbitfish (Siganidae).
Authors: Satya Nandlal and Timothy Pickering

Title: Fresh water prawn (Machrobrachium rosenbergii) farming in Pacific Island Countries: grow out in ponds (vol.2)

Source:  SPC

Date : 2005

Keywords:  Fresh water prawn, grow out, aquaculture

Abstract: Since the 1980s, freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farming has been tried in  everal Pacific Island countries. Macrobrachium rosenbergii is the main freshwater prawn species used for commercial aquaculture because of its fast growth, attractive size, meat quality and omnivorous (eating both plants and animals) feeding habits. There is also good demand for it in domestic and export markets. This species is presently farmed and sold in Fiji Islands under the name “river prawn”.
Authors : Satya Nandlal & Timothy Pickering
Title : Freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii farming in Pacific Islnad countries - Hatchery Operation Volume 1
Source : SPC
Date : 2005
Keywords : Freshwater prawn, Hatchery, Pacific
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