| || || Kishore, Pranesh.|
| || || Potential for Pteria penguin (Roding, 1798) mabe pearl aquaculture by rural coastal communities in the Fiji Islands|
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Call No.: pac In Process
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Abstract: Pearl culture in the South Pacific Region has the potential to offer great benefits to local costal communities. At present, pearl culture is the largest aquaculture commodity in terms of value in Fiji. However, pearls cultured currently are round pearls that are a costly venture for most local communities as compared to mabé pearls. This shifts much interest towards the culture of mabé pearls from Pteria penguin by the local coastal communities. The major focus of this study was to produce high commercial valued mabé pearls, determine appropriate conditions for juvenile Pteria penguin growth and the suitability of mabé pearl culture for rural coastal communities.