Aquaculture in Tuvalu generally centers on milkfish and clams .  The first pond in Tuvalu purposely built to sustain aquaculture was completed in 1996 on Vaitupu .  The construction of this 1560-square-meter pond was funded under the FAO Regional South Pacific Aquaculture Development Project. 
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