ANR MANA - MANagement of Atolls
Black pearl farming *
Pearl farming is the main economic activity of many atolls and islands of French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. However, it remains fragile. Among the weakest links is the ability to predict the effectiveness of pearl oyster spat collection. The issue depends on the life cycle of the oyster populations and the hydrodynamics of the lagoons. The project focuses on better understanding and modeling these aspects for lagoons with different aperture to the ocean..
*** MANA NEWS
Van Wynsberge S, Menkes C, Le Gendre R, Passfield T, Andréfouët S. 2017. Are Sea Surface Temperature satellite measurements reliable proxies of lagoon temperature in the South Pacific? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 199: 117-124, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.09.033 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
Recent special issues on pearl farming, and related topics
Ahe Atoll and Pearl Oyster Aquaculture in the Tuamotu Archipelago (2012)
Sustainable pearl culture (2016)
Link to pearl farming information bulletin from DRMM (in French):