Lamer Fishpond Pilot Test - Demonstration

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional + Producer
Funds awarded in 2004: $6,572.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Region: Western
State: Federated States of Micronesia
Principal Investigator:
Steven Young-Uhk
College of Micronesia


  • Animals: fish


  • Animal Production: general animal production
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns, market study, value added
  • Pest Management: field monitoring/scouting
  • Production Systems: agroecosystems, holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, public participation, community services, employment opportunities, social networks, sustainability measures

    Proposal abstract:

    In Yap, one of four states comprising the Federated States of Micronesia, fish comprise the major source of meat. Most are caught by the family members for family consumption. This project will introduce the concepts of aquaculture as a way to teach people about raising fish. Steven Young-Uhk, marine resources extension agent, will provide know-how and producer Louis Bumoon will provide land on which they’ll construct a demonstration fishpond, 75 by 125 feet and 3 feet deep. A concrete gate will be installed to allow for the exchange of water between tides with a wire mesh placed at the gate to keep the 1,875 stocked milkfish from escaping. Milkfish can be used for food or bait. Given the low popularity of milkfish for food among people on Yap, the fish in this project will be grown for frozen bait.

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