Agribusiness

Abalone industry enhancement in eastern Indonesia

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Project code
C2007/102
Program
Budget
AUD 40,000
Project leader
Armando C. Fermin and Vincent C. Encena II, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre Aquaculture Department, Philippines
Duration:
JAN 2008
MAY 2008
Project status
Concluded
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Overview

This project aimed to provide an assessment and recommendations on R&D investment opportunities which could enhance production and profitability of the abalone industry of Eastern Indonesia.

Project outcomes

  • Assessed the current status and structure of abalone industry in Eastern Indonesia.
  • Reviewed the capacity of existing abalone R&D in Eastern Indonesia, including infrastructure, hatchery technology and skilled personnel.
  • Identified strategies to increase abalone production.
  • Assessed and recommended R&D investment opportunities which could enhance production and profitability of the abalone industry of Eastern Indonesia. 
  • Determined the feasibility of enhancing the current production of abalone in South East Sulawesi using hatchery-produced abalone as a result of the adoption of seed production technology for tropical abalone.
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Key partners
University of Haluoleo, Indonesia
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre Aquaculture Department, Philippines