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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Aquaculture Project (Fiji)
Project Description: Fiji has potential for aquaculture development given the presence of excellent supporting factors such as suitable climate, water quality and land resources. Both the tourism industry and fisheries sector are important to the country’s economy. In addition, the current positive state of the market represents a key to future growth. Recently, a number of breeders of interest have already invested heavily in the cultivation and production of select species. However, relevant supporting measures from the government seem to lag behind the drive and interest of the private sector. Specifically, we consider the inadequate supply of fish and shrimp larvae, the shortage of raw feed materials, and the insufficient local feed production for fish and shrimp as potential roadblocks to the growth of the industry. In addition, the management and the planning of professional cultivation zones appear to progress rather slowly. This lack of planning could substantially hinder the interests and the development of the industry. While the extent of these effects is difficult to quantify in the short term, experience from other aquaculture regions suggests we will barely reach the full potential in the long run. To provide a bright prospect for all stakeholders, we must plan the road map early and attempt to resolve these potential obstacles systemically. Therefore, the project will focus on: (1) assisting governmental agencies in the promotion of up-to-date aquaculture technology, (2) improving outdated facilities in various research centers and stations, (3) assisting research stations under the Ministry of Fisheries produce 4.25 million larvae of seawater shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), 4.25 million larvae of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), and 2 million male tilapia fries, and (4) breeding 200 adult milkfish as future broodstock.


Region: Asia-Pacific
Implementation Start Date: 2018/7/1
Implementation End Date: 2021/12/31
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:
1. To assist research stations under the Ministry of Fisheries produce 4.25 million larvae of seawater shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), 4.25 million larvae of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), and 2 million male tilapia fries in four years. The task will also improve the water supply system and upgrade the management system in these stations.
2. To breed 200 adult milkfish as future broodstock.
3. To hold eight workshops and training sessions in four years.
4. To carry out capacity building for five local collaborators.
5. To make a list of standard operating procedures for various aquaculture techniques, including the production of fish feeds, culture and management of broodstocks, and larval rearing.
Executing Agency: 1. Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Fiji
2. Ministry of Fisheries (Republic of Fiji)
Current Progress: To the end of March 2019, the following activities have been completed:
1. Produced 0.515 million larvae of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), 0.55 million larvae of seawater shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), and 0.349 million male tilapia in research stations under the Ministry of Fisheries.
2. Held 2 capacity building workshop for 140 people.
Project Contact: Wang Tsan Ping
Phone: 886-2-2873-2323 Ext.212
E-mail: t.p.wang@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: To assist governmental agencies in the promotion of up-to-date aquaculture technology and increase the larvae production capacity of the governmental agencies to 4.25 million seawater shrimps, 4.25 million freshwater prawns and 2 million male tilapia fries within four years.
Cooperating Stakeholders: Ministry of Fisheries (Republic of Fiji)
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Fiji
Sector: Production Sectors
Sector Item: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Cooperating Country: Asia-Pacific, Fiji
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2018/7/2
  • Date Updated:2019/4/9