Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea

Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea is a developing industry, despite having been first introduced to the country in the 1960s. [1] The only forms of traditional aquaculture in the area are clam culture on Manus Island and fish culture on Bougainville Island . [2] Numerous attempts to introduce both marine and freshwater aquaculture in Papua New Guinea have been unsuccessful. [2] Currently, the main freshwater facility for aquaculture is the Highlands Aquaculture Development Center in Aiyura . [3]


  1. Jump up^ Paul T. Smith, ed. (2007). Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea: Status of freshwater fish farming . Canberra : Australian Center for International Agricultural Research .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b David Coates (September 1989). Review of Aquaculture and Freshwater Fisheries in Papua New Guinea . Food and Agriculture Organization.
  3. Jump up^ Ben Ponia; Augustine Mobiha (April-June 2002). “Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea” (PDF) . SPC Fisheries Newsletter (101): 18.

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