Coastal Fisheries Programme

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Number 08 - November 2001


Group Coordinator and Bulletin Editor:
Dr Chan L. Lee Adjunct Professor, RMIT University, 1302/225 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia

Production: Information Section, Marine Resources Division, SPC, BP D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. Fax: +687 263818.

Produced with financial assistance from the European Union.


 It was wonderful to visit Noumea, New Caledonia again. I wish to express my sincere thanks to Barney Smith, ACIAR, and Dr Tim Adams, SPC, for inviting me to the SPC-ACIAR Aquaculture Workshop (Friday 20–Saturday 21 July 2001) followed by the 2nd SPC Heads of Fisheries meeting (23–27 July 2001).

The visit to Noumea was a wonderful opportunity to establish contact and meet many people from the Pacific nations and elsewhere that I had heard of, interacted with by mail or email, and finally putting a face to many of the names. To all my new ‘mates’ may I say, 'keep in touch' with news and articles on trochus and related molluscs aquaculture/fisheries activities from your countries.

While in Noumea, Aymeric Desurmont and Jean-Paul Gaudechoux (SPC Fisheries Information Specialist and Adviser) and myself took the opportunity to hold an ad hoc meeting to discuss the future of the SPC Trochus Bulletin and determine methods of improving the services of the bulletin to our readers. We shared the view that a single species bulletin has limited potential. In addition, the current level of research and news on trochus in the Indo-Pacific region is making it difficult to have regular issues. Some readers may have noticed that the time taken to produce Trochus Bulletins 5 and 6 was over two years and the latest bulletin, No 7, was printed some 12 months after No 6. Similarly this issue of the bulletin, No 8, has taken about 10 months although I hope to be able to get the next one out as early as July 2002.

To keep readers interested, I believe it would be good to have at least 2–3 issues published every year. For this to happen, I am of the view that the SPC Trochus Bulletin should be broadened and changed into a multi-species bulletin with the proposed name changed to SPC Molluscs (non-pearl) Bulletin, keeping trochus as the 'anchoring' species. I believe the new title for the bulletin is the way for the future and the SPC Fisheries Information Section is in agreement.

Dear readers, it is your bulletin. I would like to hear your views on the proposed change to widen the scope and relevance of the Trochus Bulletin to the Indo-Pacific communities. All readers who are not keen on this change kindly send me their comments and views by the end of March 2002. If there is no opposition to the proposal, I will seek approval from Dr Tim Adams, SPC Marine Resources Director to change the title of the bulletin.

I look forward to hearing and receiving some interesting contributions to the SPC Mollusc (non-pearl) Bulletin No. 9 from all of you.

Dr Chan L. Lee



The Torres Strait trochus fishery
D'Silva D. (pdf: 42 KB)
Successful cage design for intermediate culture of trochus for restocking
Purcell S. (pdf: 142 KB)
Notes on trochus in Pohnpei
Gillett R., Gaudechoux J.P. (pdf: 62 KB)
Successful culture and release of trochus in Solomon Islands
Clarke P.J., Komatsu T. (pdf: 66 KB)
Dietary effects on shell microstructures of cultured, maculate top shell (Trochidae: Trochus maculatus, Linnaeus, 1758)
Chunhabundit S., Chunhabundit P., Aranyakananda P., Moree N. (pdf: 132 KB)
An improved method of packing to minimise mortality in juvenile trochus during transport
Dobson G. (pdf: 66 KB)
Aquacultured giant clams, Tridacna gigas and Hippopus hippopus, used as the main biofilter in a saltwater aquarium recirculation system
Braley R.D. (pdf: 56 KB)
The SPC-ACIAR Aquaculture Workshop, 20-21 July 2001 Noumea, New Caledonia, a brief summary
Lee C.L. (pdf: 61 KB)
Snapshots of the trochus button factory in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Lee C.L., Amos M. (pdf: 91 KB)

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