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Authors: Julien Barbier, Robert Jimmy and Satya Nandlal

Title: Monoculture of the freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium lar, in Vanuatu and integrated prawn-taro farming in Wallis & Futuna

Source: SPC

Date: January 2009

Keywords: Fresh Water shrimp, Integrated aquaculture, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu

Abstract: This study was conducted on-farm to evaluate the effects of monoculture and integrated systems on growth and survival of native freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium lar under standardized culture conditions.

Authors: Salote Waqairatu and Dr. Timothy Pickering.

Title: Confirmatory testing of the viral status of Penaeus monodon (Black Tiger shrimp) populations in the Fiji Islands

Source: SPC

Date: January 2009

Keywords: Aquatic pathology, shrimp, Fiji

Abstract: The objective of this study is to explore the possibilities of culturing P. monodon in Fiji by first determining the viral disease status of local P. monodon wild broodstock.

Authors: Aleluia Taise and Malimali Siolaa

Title: Microalgae culture training for Samoa and Tonga Fisheries staff

Source: SPC

Date: January 2009

Keywords: Microalgae culture, Samoa, tonga

Abstract: Marine microalgae are the basic source of important nutrients essential for larval development for almost all marine invertebrates; Staffs from both Tonga and Samoa were trained in Cairns (NFC) on how to produce marine microalgae

Authors: Daniel J. Willett and Benjamin J. Russell.

Title: Building capacity for eel aquaculture in Fiji Islands: Assessing the juvenile Anguillid eel resource in the Navua delta.

Source: SPC

Date: January 2009

Keywords: Eel aquaculture, Fiji Island.

Abstract: Under the auspices of the ACIAR project FIS 2001/075 and in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Studies, University of the South Pacific (USP), a mini-project was established to support research into the potential of eel aquaculture in Fiji Islands.

Authors: Cathy Hair, Jacob Wani, Peter Minimulu and Wally Salato.

Title: Improved feeding and stocking density for intensive cage culture of GIFT tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in Yonki Reservoir.

Source: SPC

Date: January 2009

Keywords: cage culture, GIFT tilapia, Papua New Guinea

Abstract: This study, funded as an ACIAR miniproject. During the project research contributed to improve husbandry techniques, test a new diet, monitor water quality in the cages and use decision-making computer software to examine the economic feasibility of cage farming in Yonki.

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