Japanese Government to assist Naduruloulou Research Station
January 12, 2019 12:32 pm
In an effort to increase food security for tilapia farmers, the Japanese Government will provide assistance to Naduruloulou Research Station.
The assistance will be of around $370,422.
The station has been a leading center for Fiji’s freshwater aquaculture sector and it has successfully developed seed production for several species.
The assistance is provided through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Programme for the provision of aquaculture equipment and heavy machinery for tilapia seed production.
Through this Grant, the Japanese Government will provide new aquaculture materials and a tractor to increase the annual tilapia seed production.
At the moment the station produces one million tilapia fingerlings annually.
The station is the only facility for tilapia seed production supporting 500 farmers in Fiji.