Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Fisheries Development Foundation’

During the week of November 12-17, 1987, staff and trainees from the MMDC Giant Clam Hatchery in Palau exported 3,000 captive-bred specimens of the threatened species Tridacna derasa (mean shell size 9.4 cm or 3.6 inches) to American Samoa as part of a regional reef stocking and conservation program. This video shows a team of […]

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Tom Watson, Theofanes Isamu and Germance Taro examine a large “fugu” pufferfish (Tetradon stellatus) speared by a night diver in the MMDC Giant Clam Nursery in Malakal Harbor, Republic of Palau. Inside the puffer’s mouth at the time it was killed was a fragment of freshly broken shell from a 3-year-old cultured giant clam, Tridacna […]

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Palau’s MMDC (Micronesian Mariculture Demonstration Center), founded in the late 1960’s by James McVey of NOAA, hold’s the distinction of being the world’s first successful giant clam hatchery and ocean farm. Masashi Yamaguchi and Steve Jameson achieved successful laboratory-scale spawning and larval culture with several tridacnid clam species in Palau and Guam in the early […]

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Palau’s MMDC (Micronesian Mariculture Demonstration Center), founded in the late 1960’s by James McVey of NOAA, hold’s the distinction of being the world’s first successful giant clam hatchery and ocean farm. Masashi Yamaguchi and Steve Jameson achieved successful laboratory-scale spawning and larval culture with several tridacnid clam species in Palau and Guam in the early […]

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In this interview conducted in the Republic of Palau in October, 1987, Mr. John You, then Chief of the Marine Resource Office in Yap State, Federated State of Micronesia, describes a conservation program in which thousands of cultured giant clams, Tridacna derasa, were shipped from Palau and planted in clam gardens in the villages of […]

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