An system is described for the processing of data regarding the licensing and management of foreign fishing.
"Aquaculture and Food Security in the Solomon Islands" (ACIAR Project FIS/2009/061) was formulated to assist the Government of Solomon Islands in better understanding the future demand for aquaculture and particularly to develop a strategy to guide future development of sustainable inland aquaculture to support food security and secure livelihoods for the Solomon Islands in response to rising populations and climate change.
The working together of the Solomon Islands and Japan on tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis ) industrialization requires cooperation and mutual trust. This must be based on an understanding of history and everchanging socioeconomic climates, which may be obtained from case studies such as that currently being funded by ICLARM and the Rockefeller Foundation on the South Pacific tuna industrialization.
Two large-scale experiments were conducted with juvenile Tridacna squamosa at coastal village sites in the Solomon Islands to provide robust estimates of survival and growth during grow-out.
In this study, we report the development of slow dissolving standard (SLODS™), designed to estimate water flow over a lunar period (30 days). To demonstrate the usefulness and validity of this technique, we describe successful preliminary calibrations, large-scale field experiments and the outcome of a detailed comparison with data obtained from clod cards during studies of giant-clam farming in villages in the Solomon Islands.
On many corals reefs in the Indo-Pacific, the larger species of giant clams (Tridacnidae) have either been eliminated or fished down to the point where the external fertilization of gametes is improbable. In the mid 1980s, several countries, donors, and regional and international research organizations set out to redress this problem by developing technology to propagate juvenile giant clams in hatcheries and re-establish them in the wild.
The diversity and abundance of benthic organisms were examined in relation to logging impacts in Western Province, Solomon Islands. Organisms occupying sediments offshore from the mouths of logged and unlogged streams in two areas were sampled at three depths during a single survey. Overall abundances of organisms were low, and patterns varied between areas.
In this review, the authors briefly describe the nature and status of the main inshore marine fisheries of Solomon Islands. In virtually all cases, quantitative data on stock sizes are lacking and this article concentrates on outlining the size and extent of the resources, their current and projected uses and the existing controls on their exploitation.
In this study, the authors report the results of large-scale grow-out trials for T. crocea, T. maxima and T. derasa at 11 sites in the Solomon Islands over 2 years. During these experiments, we evaluated the influence of environmental variables and husbandry on growth and survival, and used this information to identify optimum growing sites for these giant clams. The authors also used the biological data in a simple economic analysis of growing each species to two different sizes.
Population genetics analyses should be considered when releasing hatchery-produced juveniles of the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra when spawners from nonlocal populations are used. In New Caledonia, within-region genetic heterogeneity of H. scabra populations (examined through allozyme electrophoresis of 258 animals) indicated high gene flow between nine sites and F<sub>ST</sub> values dOld_ID not deviate significantly from zero.