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Marianas Variety, 14th September 2018

RICHARD Brooks of Lightning Strikes Production in Palau said  one way to mitigate the impact of climate change on Micronesian aquaculture is to have it in protected coastal areas.

Currently, Eucheuma seaweed and sponge are cultured around Pohnpei and Chuuk, and have proven to be commercially feasible.

In Yap, milkfish or Chanos chanos and shrimp are part of a mariculture program.

Three years ago, the formation of the Micronesian Association for Sustainable Aquaculture was endorsed at the 15th Micronesia Presidents Summit.

Research conducted by the University of California-Santa Barbara recommends proactive measures to protect global food security.

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