Sophie Gordon a USP TAR PhD student and George Vi a Fisheries Officer conducted workshops for the Pearl Farmers on seeding mabe' Pearl in Felemea, Uoleva and 'Uiha Ha'apai on the 11th - 13th of September.
George Vi assisted by the pearl farmers successfully seeded a total of 78 oysters to be harvested in 12 months time. This is the first workshop to be held in 'Uiha and Uoleva for the pearl farmers. Reports received from these islands is that their oysters are well taken care of.
This work is funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural research.