Completion of this manual was aided by the hard work and dedication of the following contributors:
|Participants of the 1997 Training Session|
|Mr. John Legata,||Solomon Islands||Green Snail|
|Mr. Mataora Marsters,||Cook Island||Green Snail|
|Mr. Mosese Mateaki,||Tonga||Green Snail|
|Mr. Posa Skelton,||Samoa||Green Snail|
|Mr. Roland Sigrah,||FSM||Green Snail|
|Mr. Siola'a Malimali,||Tonga||Green Snail|
|Mr. Sosaia Niumeitolu,||Tonga||Green Snail|
|Participants of the 1998 Training session|
|Mr. Kalo M. Pakoa||Vanuatu||Green Snail|
|Mr. Jovesa Korovulavula||Fiji||Green Snail|
|Mr. Sitiveni Sefesi||Tonga||Green Snail|
|Mr. Anthony S. Ilano||Philippines||Trochus|
|Ms. Tirae Tabee||Kiribati||Trochus|
|Mr. 'Ofa Ki-Muli Paongo||Tonga||Trochus|
|Mr. Samuela Buka Talili||Fiji (USP)||Abalone|
|Mr. Junior deBrum||Marshall||Abalone|
|Mr. Feauini'o Talau Vi||Tonga||Abalone|
|Mr. Ken-ichi Kikutani||JICA Green snail Specialist|
|Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa||JICA Resource Person (Tokyo University of Fisheries)|
|Ms. Premala Arulampalam||FAO SPADP Course Coordinator|
|Mr. 'Ulunga Fa'anunu||Tonga Ministry of Fisheries Resource Person|
|Mr. Sione Matoto||Tonga Ministry of Fisheries Resource Person|
|Editorial Supervisors||Dr. Hiroshi Yamakawa|
|Mr. Ken-ichi Kikutani|
|Editor & Photograph Designer||Mr. Akira Tsuno|
|Editor||Ms. Lavinia Vaikona|
|Assistant Editor||Mr. Matafonua Langi|
Participants of the 1997 Training
Participants of the 1998 Training
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to JICA, Ministry of Fisheries, Tonga, and Mr.Hideyuki Tanaka of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional South Pacific Aquaculture Development Project-Phase II (SPADP), for coordinating and funding this training.
Many thanks to the Ministry of Fisheries Tonga and JICA for providing the facilities and materials that made this training possible.
Our appreciation and gratitude to Mr.Ken-ichi Kikutani, the chief resource person for the course. His hard work and patience are commendable and it was a great honor working with him. Special gratitude and thanks to Dr.Hiroshi Yamakawa, JICA short term expert (Tokyo University of Fisheries) for the technical and statistical expertise he shared.
Special thanks to Mr.Shigeaki Sone of JICA, Mr.'Ulunga Fa'anunu, Mr.Sione Matoto and Ms.Lavinia Vaikona Tonga Fisheries and Ms.'Emeline Tupou, JICA Project Secretary.
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank JOCV for their support and to Mr.Akira Tsuno for his help in obtaining the photos for this manual.
We would also like to thank Mr.Mark Keusenkothen of Peace Corps Volunteers, and Ms.Premala Arulampalam of SPADP for the editing and compiling work done.
Our gratitude and appreciation go to those who helped us to attain the knowledge that we now have, and to those who have contributed to the success of this regional on-the-job training, but who have not been mentioned individually.
This manual was produced to help aquaculturists in seed production of marine snails in their respective tropic island nations. It was produced by the participants of regional on-the-job-training workshops held in Tonga in February – March 1997 and March – April 1998.
The manual has the following objectives:
to help other aquaculturists in the region to produce the marine snail seed which is an important resource in this region;
to provide a simple, easy-to-follow guide on seed production and restocking methods for marine snails; and
to create awareness of the importance of stock enhancement.