| || || Vilisoni, Marilyn Tess Josaia|
| || || Recruitment patterns of molluscs in Savusavu Bay, Fiji with emphasis on the blacklip pearl oyster, pinctada margaritifera (Linnaeus, 1758).|
Author:Vilisoni, Marilyn Tess Josaia
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: pac In Process
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Abstract: The main challenges of the pearling industry in Fiji and the South Pacific is an insufficient supply of viable adult pearl oysters for the implanting or grafting process, the identification of juvenile pearl oysters and the development of proper handling and pearl farming practices of raising juvenile pearl oysters for high growth rates and survival percentages until adulthood. This study is aimed at addressing some of the challenges faced by the local pearling industry that includes; (1) pearl oyster spat recruitment patterns; (2) oyster growth, whilst making correlations with environmental conditions that include water quality at one station and (3) spat identification in Savusavu Bay, Vanua Levu, Fiji.