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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. This project is an aid production project which assists the Ministry of Fisheries in Fiji to repair aquaculture related facilities and to build human capacity in order to produce larvae of seawater shrimp at the Caboni Multi-hatchery Station (CMH). The Ministry of Fisheries will provide the larvae to dozens of households in the country for breeding for free. In addition, in response to the policy considerations of the Ministry of Fisheries, the project assists to breed 200 adult milkfish and 50 adult groupers as future brood stock. The main contents of the project are: 1. Training and training of 4 technicians in the center; 2. Improving the breeding of soft and hard facilities in the center, including 11 outdoor earthen ponds and 8 cement pools; 3. Producing 3 million South American white shrimp seedlings; 4. Assist in the development of the future development of the 200 pieces milkfish, and 50 pieces of grouper fish in the marine aquaculture industry.

Region: Asia-Pacific
Implementation Start Date: 2018/7/1
Implementation End Date: 2021/12/31
Project Objectives: The objectives of this project are:
1. Assisting the Ministry of Fisheries in improving the institution function and the facilities of Caboni Multi-hatchery Station and assisting in producing 3 million larvae of seawater shrimp.
2. Assisting Fiji in breeding 200 adult milkfish as future brood stock.
3. Assisting Fiji in breeding 50 adult groupers as future brood stock for marine aquaculture industry.
4. Holding eight workshops and training sessions
5. Carrying out capacity building for four local collaborators
6. Making a list of standard operating procedures for various aquaculture techniques.
Executing Agency: 1. Taiwan Technical Mission in the Republic of Fiji
2. Ministry of Fisheries (Republic of Fiji)
Current Progress: To the end of September 2019, the following activities have been completed:
1. Held 4 capacity building workshop for 190 people.
2. Produced 0.65 million larvae of seawater shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) in research stations under the Ministry of Fisheries.
3. Assisting Fiji in cultivating 200 of one-year-old milk fish for future development of tuna fishing bait.
Project Contact: Wang Tsan Ping
Phone: 886-2-2873-2323 Ext.212
E-mail: t.p.wang@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: To enhance capacity of marine aquaculture breeding and production at Caboni Multi-hatchery Station. At the end of the project, the capacity of annual output will reach 1 million larvae of seawater shrimp, and there will be 2,000 adult seawater shrimps, 200 three-year-old milkfish, and 50 three-year-old grouper.
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:2019/11/17