CORAL FARMING PROJECTS IN FIJI
|On this page you will see
the commitment our company has made to the community based
coral farming projects in Fiji.
Since I began coral farming as a pioneer back in 1998 it has
been my dream to expand this program to many villages
throughout Fiji. This has been a difficult task since the
only funding available was generated by our sales to the
aquarium industry and the industry is only so big. With
several other countries competing for the same market the
challenge was to come up with different species and better
stock than the competition had to offer.
We soon realized that without a guaranteed income to the
villages the project would fall flat on its face as the
villagers in the outlying islands were in bad need of a
stable income to feed their families and provide a daily
substance for education and welfare. We also realized that
without this income they would soon revert to other means of
support which was not always good news for the coral reef
and the environment.
So far we have been able to offer the support needed but as
the program grows into other communities we will be
exploring other means to keep this a viable and worthwhile
endeavor. Please refer to our ADE project on this site to
better understand our future goals with Coral Farming in
Fiji for its people and the environment.