Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea

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Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea is a developing industry, despite having been first introduced to the country in the 1960s.[1] The only forms of traditional aquaculture in the area are clam culture on Manus Island and fish culture on Bougainville Island.[2] Numerous attempts to introduce both marine and freshwater aquaculture in Papua New Guinea have been unsuccessful.[2] Currently, the main freshwater facility for aquaculture is the Highlands Aquaculture Development Center in Aiyura.[3]


  1. ^ Paul T. Smith, ed. (2007). Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea: Status of freshwater fish farming. Canberra: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. 
  2. ^ a b David Coates (September 1989). Review of Aquaculture and Freshwater Fisheries in Papua New Guinea. Food and Agriculture Organization. 
  3. ^ Ben Ponia; Augustine Mobiha (April–June 2002). "Aquaculture in Papua New Guinea" (PDF). SPC Fisheries Newsletter (101): 18.