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The importance of giant clam fisheries management and trade to the Pacific

Jeff Kinch

The importance of giant clam fisheries management and trade to the Pacific

Regional Management of Sustainable Fisheries for Giant Clams (Tridacnidae) and CITES Capacity Building Workshop, Nadi, Fiji Islands (4th to 7th August 2009)

by Jeff Kinch

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Published by s.n.] in [Nadi, Fiji .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Giant clam fisheries,
  • Giant clam industry,
  • Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJeff Kinch
    ContributionsSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSH373.2.P3 K56 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[21] leaves :
    Number of Pages21
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25171507M
    LC Control Number2011379851

    Valerie L. Shulman, in Waste (Second Edition), Abstract. While the overall rubber industry is small in comparison to others, tires are a significant part of international and domestic chapter is focused on the tire recycling aspect of the industry including the treatment and technologies involved to produce a broad range of secondary raw materials for use in replacement of. Improved management of seacucumber fisheries and trade in the South Pacific Study of sea cucumber fisheries in PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga, and the international trade in dried sea cucumber - beche-de-mer - with a view to advising on how to move towards more sustainable fishing and trading management regimes and practices.

    Read more about Improved management of seacucumber fisheries and trade in the South Pacific Supporting further development of the French Polynesia giant clam industry Techno-economic assessment of the potential for further development of giant clam farming and export, based on available technologies, global market assessment, and comparative. advancements to date. Giant clams are exported overseas for the lucrative aquarium trade market. Aquarium companies purchase clams from the government hatchery and export the clams overseas. Over the past 10 years, 9, kg of clams, valued at , have been exported.

      Today, giant clams are protected under the Fiji Fisheries Act that prohibits the export of giant clam meat. Internationally, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) also protects these clams. By educating the general public, reintroducing giant clams, and enforcing stricter harvesting laws, there is hope for these. Lucas, J. () Giant clams: description, distribution and life history. In Copland, J. and Lucas, J. (eds) Giant clams in Asia and the Pacific. ACIAR Monograph 9, pp. 21 – Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research.


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The importance of giant clam fisheries management and trade to the Pacific by Jeff Kinch Download PDF EPUB FB2

From the s, several groups began efforts to address the decline in giant clam numbers in the Pacific region. The approach was to link aquaculture of giant clams with coastal community liveli-hoods and commercial opportunities (trade in aquacultured giant clams is permitted by CITES).Cited by: 3.

The importance of giant clam fisheries management and trade to the Pacific Regional Management of Sustainable Fisheries for Giant Clams (Tridacnidae) and CITES Capacity Building Workshop Nadi, Fiji Islands (4th to 7th August ) Jeff Kinch. PDF | On Jan 1,C.A. Tisdell and others published Exports and export markets for Giant Clam Meat from the South Pacific: Fiji, Tonga and Western Samoa | Find, read and cite all the research.

trade. Inall the other species of giant clams were included in the list (the so-called Apppendix II) to eliminate problems in identifying giant clam deriva-tives of the different species. As signatory to the con-vention, the Philippines has banned the exportation of all giant clams.

The Fisheries Statistics of the Philippines has re. McKoy, J.L. Biology, Exploitation and Management of Giant Clams (Tridacnidae) in the Kingdom of Tonga. Fisheries Bulletin of Tonga 1, 61 p. Munro, J.L. Status of Giant Clam Stocks and Prospects for Clam Mariculture in the Central Gilbert Islands Group, Republic of Kiribati.

Giant clams are also commercially valuable in the aquarium trade and flesh is a popular food (Mies et al., ).During the past few decades, the increase in demand for their adductor muscles as.

The management of coastal fishery resources in many Pacific Island countries is a mixture of several systems: Traditional management. This is most prevalent in rural areas and characteristically involves village leaders restricting the fishing by those outside the community and by various controls on fishing by community members.

Introduction. Among the 12 species of giant clams (Family Cardiidae, Subfamily Tridacninae), Tridacna maxima and sa, are widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific and can be found from the Red Sea and southeast Africa in the west to the Central Pacific in the east [].Depth range is also species-dependent, but individuals are usually restricted to shallow areas.

Permanent Sectary for Fisheries, Mr Craig Strong with participants of the Mud Crab and Giant Clam Management Strategies Workshop today.

Picture: SUPPLIED/GOVT FACEBOOK. The Ministry of Fisheries with relevant stakeholders and Authorities aims to improve the crab and clam population by not only putting together a strategy to monitor and grow the species but also have a system in place for fishers that they can have the maximum return of investment when it comes to harvesting crabs and clams.

Giant clams are the largest living marine bivalves and typically inhabit tropical coral reefs in coastal regions throughout the Indo-Pacific. Giant clams are members of the Subfamily Tridacninae, which consists of two genera: Tridacna and Hippopus. Currently, 7 giant clam species are candidate species for listing under the E ndangered Species Act.

Giant clam meat is an esteemed food item for the ni-Vanuatu people and because of its large meat volume, it constitute an important component of sea-food consumption in the subsistence fishery. Vanuatu has very limited giant clam resource which has been exploited by the subsistence fisheryfor many years.

Sale of clam meat is not common in. Giant Clam Production in Samoa Hatchery Operations Manual, Lindsay, S., Bell, L.A.J, Mulipola, A.,giant clams, hatcheries, aquaculture, Samoa, Tridacna squamosa, Scaly of fluted giant clam, Tridacna maxima, Elongated giant clam, Tridanca derasa, smooth giant clam, Tridacna gigas, true giant clam,Natural System,People & Livelihoods,Institutions & Governance,External Threats.

Utilisation of giant clams for subsistence has a long traditional history in the South Pacific and remains important, as evidenced by the 11 tonnes of giant clam sold on the Fiji local market in Indeed subsistence would seem to be the major threat to wild stocks with international demand being met by a growing mariculture industry.

The Mud Crab and Giant Clam Management Strategies Workshop began in Suva today. The Ministry of Fisheries with relevant stakeholders and Authorities are aiming to come up with comprehensive strategies to improve the crab and clam population by putting together an approach to.

McKoy, "Biology, Exploitation and Management of Giant Clams (Tridacnidae) in the Kingdom of Tonga," Fishery Bulletin, Tonga Fisheries Division, vol. 1 (). Chesher, "Pollution Sources Survey of the Kingdom of Tonga," in TOPic Review, no.

19 (Noumea, New Caledonia: South Pacific Regional Environ- mental Programme, ). The giant clams are the members of the clam genus Tridacna that are the largest living bivalve are actually several species of "giant clams" in the genus Tridacna, which are often misidentified for Tridacna gigas, the most commonly intended species referred to as “the giant clam”.

Tridacna gigas is one of the most endangered clam species. Giant Clams. Giant clams have formed an important part of the diet for some Pacific Islanders, and their meat and shells continue to be collected for subsistence and commercial purposes.

A more recently developed industry involves harvest of live specimens for use in the aquarium trade. Eight. Remoissenet G () French Polynesia case study of giant clam management and trade: Some modern tools to the benefit of specific islands and communities.

Regional Management of Sustainable Fisheries for Giant Clams (Tridacnidae) and CITES Capacity. The Coastal Fisheries Programme (CFP) is one of two programmes that make up the Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystem (FAME) Division of SPC, the other one being the Oceanic Fisheries Programme.

The CFP’s goal is: “coastal fisheries, nearshore fisheries and aquaculture in Pacific Island Countries and Territories are managed and developed sustainably”.

The giant clam lives in flat coral sand or broken coral and can be found at depths of as much as 20 m (66 ft). [4] Its range covers the Indo-Pacific, but populations are diminishing quickly, and the giant clam has become extinct in many areas where it was once maxima clam has the largest geographical distribution among giant clam species; it can be found off high- or low-elevation.With the exception of less-accessible areas like Alaska and subtidal areas (e.g., geoducks in Washington), native hard-shell clam and oyster fisheries on the Pacific coast of the United States have declined and/or sometimes been replaced by introduced species like the manila clam (Venerupis phillipinarum) and Pacific oyster (Lindsay and Simons.The Coastal Aquaculture Centre (CAC), was a joint project between SIG and the International Centre for Living Aquatic Resource Management (ICLARM) and promoted mainly the culture of juvenile giant clams for the live aquarium trade.

The clams were grown out by small-scale farmers who then sell their production to exporters. Survival rates and ex.