Oyster culture in the Caribbean
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CTA. 1988. Oyster culture in the Caribbean. Spore 15. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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..An oyster culture project funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has proved successful in Jamaica where ten entrepreneurs have adapted the technique developed by the Ministry of Agriculture. As more people show...
.. An oyster culture project funded by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has proved successful in Jamaica where ten entrepreneurs have adapted the technique developed by the Ministry of Agriculture. As more people show interest in oyster farming, a new phase of the project affords an exceptional opportunity to transfer technology to cooperatives and entrepreneurs, and a small fund has been instituted to grant loans for new oyster farmers. Old tyres and bamboo stalks have been installed in the waters for the oysters to cling to and this has also resulted in the return of large numbers of fish. Meanwhile, plans are being made to introduce the cultivation of sea moss, based on a system developed in another IDRC-supported project on St. Lucia. However, some problems still have to be solved including the high which threatens the profitability of a venture that could provide exports as well as local jobs and outlets for oysters in tourist hotels. For more details, contact: IDRC PO Box 8500 Ottawa CANADA K1 G 3H9
SubjectsANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH;
- CTA Spore (English)