We have great news and can inform you about a successful project happened just in the last few days in the Pacific and they brought back T. gigas into Kosrae and
the FSM. It comes to the right time as today we are also celebrating the special Date June 1st as it is the Day of Reef.
Our partner farm is, as many know not only interested in the Aquarium trade, it is about much more.
The conservation and restoration of the reefs in and around Micronesia has become a large aspect to its operation.
Being one or may be the largest production hatchery not only by variety of species but also with regards of total annual produced/cultured outputs. After
several month of detailed and exhausting preparation to get all legal documents like “Research Permit; Import Permit, Cites” etc, last week some very rare giant clams arrived in
Kosrae-Micronesia and are now in one of the 12.000 later tanks at the hatchery.
The Tridacna Gigas also called the Real Giant Clam can therefore be announced to be back on the island of Kosrae. It is an incredible story as our
sustainable aquarium imports of cultured clams from this hatchery has provided needed revenue to this operation and from these fundings they were able to finance Phase 1 of this project
to first get these about 25years old brood stock animals back which may have been extinct somewhere in the 70'… Phase 2 is now waiting as first it is to wait for the next 4 to 8 weeks how
the animals acclimate from the stress, then recover for maybe 6 month and finally one day to try to induce a spawning.
We wish the very best success and thanking the team of MMME at the National Aquaculture Center for the great work and progress,
but we also want to thank all those who respect our reefs by supporting cultured clams over wild harvested as you have then participated and supported the
return of T. gigas...