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Ministry undertakes extensive research on aquaculture

September 6, 2019 2:37 pm

The Fisheries Ministry has conducted extensive research on aquaculture as part of its climate change adaptation and mitigation initiative.

Fisheries Minister Semi Koroilavesau highlighted in parliament yesterday that they have been able to breed second generation species that are reseeded back into the wild.

These species include giant clams, beach-de-mer, pearl oysters and hard corals.

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“Apart from the organised surface patrols that address the issue of poaching, the Ministry of Fisheries through its climate change adaptation and mitigation initiative, have developed programs to boost the regeneration of all coastal areas inclusive of MPA’s and MMA’s.”

Koroilavesau says under the reseeding program, they will continue to encourage broad partnerships with the private sector and coastal communities.

He adds the ministry is working to ensure that a holistic approach is undertaken so that they achieve progress towards sustainability.

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