Aquaculture in Palau is well-developed commercially, contributing to the country’s economy .  The Palau government has recognized that a great potential for aquacultural pursuits in the area, and released an Aquaculture and Fisheries Action Plan in June 2008 in order to suggest how this potential might be realized.  Belau Aquaculture is the only company in the region growing ornamental sponges . 
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- Jump up^ “Aquaculture and Fisheries Action Plan” (PDF) . Property Institute of New Zealand . June 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 March 2009 . Retrieved 2009-05-02 .
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