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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Aquaculture Project (Fiji)
Project Description: Fiji has a tremendous potential for the development of aquaculture given the presence of excellent supporting elements such as suitable climate, excellent water quality and rich land resources. Historically, 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 promoter for future growth. This current project is an aid production plan and will assist the development of the Caboni Multi-hatchery Station (hereinafter referred to as CMH) under the Ministry of Fisheries. It will repair and enforce the breeding-related facilities, build human resources capacity and provide the capacity to produce white shrimp larvae to supply local farmers. For the purpose of aquaculture development in the country, the facility will start to develop programs important for future breeding of select economical species. These species will include milkfish and groupers. The main activities of the project are:
1. The training of 4 technicians in the CMH.
2. Improving the soft and hard breeding facilities in the CMH, including 11 outdoor earthen ponds and 8 concrete pools.
3. Producing >3 million post-larvae seawater shrimps.
4. To grow >200 milkfish as the broodstock for future breeding and the supply of bait to tuna fishing industry; to grow and mature 50 grouper fish as broodstocks for the development of 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. To assist the Ministry of Fisheries in improving the institutional functions and hardware facilities and allow the CMH to produce >3 million post-larvae seawater shrimps (e.g., Litopenaeus vannamei).
2. To breed >200 adult milkfish (three-year-old ) as future broodstock.
3. To breed 50 adult grouper fish (three-year-old ) as future broodstocks.
4.To hold aquaculture education training or workshops 8 times.
5.To exercise capacity building and train 4 technicians.
6. To develop a standard operating procedure manual.
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 workshops for a total of 190 people.
2. Produced 0.65 million larvae of seawater shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei).
3. Started to grow 200 milkfish as the broodstock for future supply of tuna fishing bait industry.
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:2019/11/19