Types of Cultured Pearl Types of Cultured Pearl

Tue, Jul 28th 2009, 13:23

Seawater Pearls form in oysters found mainly in the Pacific Ocean. Freshwater pearls form in freshwater mussels, particularly in Japan and the USA. Read more

Kokichi Mikimoto: the father of Pearl Culture Kokichi Mikimoto: the father of Pearl Culture

Mon, Jul 20th 2009, 12:29

11 July 1893 was a significant day for the pearl industry. It was then that Japan’s Kokichi Mikimoto first produced a perfect round cultured pearl. Read more

Pearl Farming Pearl Farming

Fri, Jul 17th 2009, 10:25

Pearls have captivated human beings since ancient times. The revolution in aquaculture at the start of the twentieth century meant that pearls became more accessible. Read more

Types of Aquaculture Types of Aquaculture

Tue, Jul 7th 2009, 15:06

The farming of fish, shrimp, and shellfish is set to overtake cattle ranching by the end of this decade. Read more

Port Lincoln Tuna Aquaculture Port Lincoln Tuna Aquaculture

Fri, Jun 26th 2009, 16:57

15 years ago Port Lincoln was known for its struggling tuna canning industry. These days, Port Lincoln leads the world with a thriving Tuna Aquaculture industry that services the insatiable Japanese market. Read more

Formation of Pearls Formation of Pearls

Wed, Jul 22nd 2009, 12:28

Pearls are formed by successive secretions from the mantle (or skin) of an oyster or mussel onto a foreign object within its shell. Read more

Broome, Western Australia Broome, Western Australia

Fri, Jul 17th 2009, 12:30

Broome in Western Australia produces some of the finest cultured pearls in the world. This town has a long association with the pearl industry. Read more

Problems with Aquaculture Problems with Aquaculture

Mon, Jul 13th 2009, 12:22

Aquaculture is widely regarded as the answer to the world’s problem of depleted fish stocks, but this does not come without a cost. Aquaculture comes with its own set of problems. Read more

Aquaculture History Aquaculture History

Wed, Jul 1st 2009, 12:37

In China they have been practicing Aquaculture since ancient times. In fact, it was the fattening of wild carp that led to the mutated and domesticated goldfish … and the fishpond culture still so popular today. Read more

Aquaculture Aquaculture

Tue, Jun 23rd 2009, 14:11

According to the WWF, 52% of the world’s fisheries are fully exploited and 24% are overexploited, depleted, or recovering from depletion. Already 30% of the world’s fish requirements are met by the aquaculture industry. Read more