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New Caledonia, which is surrounded by one of the largest lagoons in the world, is a good reservoir of the Pacific species of trochus (Trochus niloticus). The shell of this large marine gastropod yields one of the thickest, most beautiful mother-of-pearls available on the world market. This article gives a brief account of the trochus resource found in the island.

A total of 134 references on the marine gastropod Trochus niloticus L., a major source of food and revenue in many Pacific Island countries.

An account is given of the use of salt evaporation ponds for fish (Mugil curema ) production in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and future prospects are examined.