Aquaculture in Kiribati

Aquaculture in Kiribati is sponsored by the country’s Ministry of Natural Resource Development. [1] Black pearls have been cultivated by way of longlines holding up to 5000 oysters each. [2] Seaweed and milkfish cultivation also play key roles in Kiribati’s economy . [3]


  1. Jump up^ “Ministry of Natural Resource Development (MNRD), Fisheries Division” . Secretariat of the Pacific Community . Archived from the original on May 9, 2008 . Retrieved 2009-05-01 .
  2. Jump up^ “Papua New Guinea and the Pacific” (PDF) . Australian Center for International Agricultural Research . Archived from the original (PDF) on December 3, 2008 . Retrieved 2009-05-01 .
  3. Jump up^ Andrew John East (2008). A future in the past: urban agroforestry systems in future planned urban settlements in Kiribati, a Pacific case study (PDF) . Queensland University of Technology . p. 8.

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