Research & Development
  • Corals

    bluefrag-vanuatu_sCorals are being farmed in Vanuatu by all the ornamental companies. A company aims at training communities on coral farming and buys back their products to ship them for the aquarium trade. Both soft and hard corals are being shipped out of Vanuatu. Live rock and inverts are also being shipped out of Vanuatu.

    The export of cultured coral for Vanuatu was recorded highest in 2003 with over 2,000 pieces exported valuing in excess of VT 1 million. While the culture technique is relatively simple, can be conducted using low cost technology, and the market being well established, the involvement of communities in this trade is yet to be realized.