28 Jan Aquaculture Trial field tests @ South Fly, PNG
INLOC’s Aquaculture Trial in South Fly moves to field testing of equipment phase as Rangers construct small scale crab-fattening pontoons. To address some of the challenge faced by market access, a number of coastal communities will soon undertake small scale commercial trials of mud crab grow out and fattening farms.
South Fly Rangers assemble a crab box pontoon to hold crabs
INLOC Advisor Artie Jacobson assists with the fitting of lids to the boxes within the pontoon
Rangers take the prototype pontoon into the river for a flotation test:
Rangers assemble crab pots to compliment traditional fishing methods and help source quality crabs ready for fattening:
Locally sourced crabs are kept in the boxes to provide buyers quality product with volume efficiency to offset the costs of market access to these remote communities.