Research & Development
  • Ornamental Fish

    icone-flamangels_sKiribati is one of the major exporters of hand caught ornamental fish. There are currently eight licenced operators based in Christmas (Kiritimati) Island. At the end of 2005, the number of pet fish exported was 110,000 pcs as compared to 2004 figure of approximately 121,000 pcs (see statistics).

    All operators have a land base facility but fish are kept in containers on the reef until the day before the shipment. This is to reduce the running cost and the mortality of pet fish to be exported. The Flame Angel (Centropyge loriculus) constitutes the major species exported.