[Coral-List] Coral & Giant Clam Farming - Guam USA?? (Don Baker)
SavercoolD at aol.com
SavercoolD at aol.com
Tue Jun 11 09:01:16 EDT 2013
Keep in mind that as a Territory of the US, activities on Guam must abide
by GovGuam and US regulations - CITES might not be the regulatory driver.
Although the DAWR folks might seem open at this point, NOAA Fisheries will
most likely not be open to harvesting wild coral. The Navy's proposal to
impact coral in Apra Harbor and mitigate by transplanting (and many other
means that appear not to completely offset the impacts) have polarized the
agencies and there is a fair amount of attention being placed on Guam's
corals. However, an aquaculture program is something different. Incidentally,
on Monday 24 June there will be a Coral Symposium being held at the 27th
Pacific Island Environmental Conference
(http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1209753) on Guam. All the regulatory folks will be
there and would be a good chance to discuss in person.
The Micronesian Mariculture Conservation Center (now called the Palau
Mariculture Conservation Center) raised Tridacna and transplanted them offshore
Cocos Island in 1984 and in Apra Harbor in 1989. The transplants to Cocos
(3-yr old stock) did better than those to Apra (5-yr old stock).
Dan Savercool, CSE
EA Engineering, Science, and Technology
1001 Army Drive, Suite 103
Barrigada, Guam 96913Mobile: 671-988-6075
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 04:21:56 +0800 (SGT)
From: Don Baker <reefpeace at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] Coral & Giant Clam Farming - Guam USA??
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Hello Coral-L Members,
So what if I wanted to start a coral & giant clam farm in the US Territory
of Guam?? CITES issues still in place to export from Guam to USA
mainland?? USFW issues for importing to USA??
GovGuam fisheries people seem open and willing to assist with permits to
utilize wild 'mother corals.'? By territorial law, one Guam resident is
allowed to harvest three (3) Tridacna sp. clams that are 7 inches > per day.
Coral-L people I believe know best here perhaps?
Looking forward to any opinions, comments, advice here please.
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