Prosperity and Sustainability in the Indo-Pacific
Pearl industry development in the Western Pacific
Focussing on the strong potential for marine pearl culture industry development across the region
Technical support for pearl culture in Tanzania
Helping Tanzania's coastal communities develop alternative livelihood opportunities
Developing pearl-industry based livelihoods in the Western Pacific
Collaborative research supporting livelihood opportunities in Fiji, Tonga and PNG
Understanding pearl oyster mortality in Fiji
Determining the factors causing condition loss and mortality in black-lip pearl oysters in Fiji
Scaling up community-based sea cucumber culture
Addressing bottlenecks relating to culture and husbandry of sea cucumbers and the development of appropriate governance
Half-pearl industry development in Tonga and Vietnam
Supporting further development of community-based pearl farming in Tonga and investigating the potential for similar industry development in Vietnam
Mariculture development in New Ireland, PNG
The development of a sustainable marine aquaculture sector in PNG, including sea cucumbers, pearl oysters and high-value reef fish species
Finfish mariculture development in Cambodia
Accelerating the development of finfish mariculture in Cambodia through south-south research cooperation with Indonesia
Improving seaweed production and processing opportunities in Indonesia
Supporting Indonesia to maximise economic and nutritional benefits from commercial seaweed production
Diversification of seaweed industries in Pacific island countries
Providing the technological basis for diversification and revitalisation of seaweed industries in Fiji, Kiribati and Samoa.
Increasing technical skills for sea cucumber production in Vietnam and the Philippines
Taking commercial sea cucumber farming production to the next level to improve income generation and livelihood opportunities.
Aquaculture is the world’s fastest-growing food-producing sector and the fastest-growing primary industry sector in the Indo-Pacific. It is also recognised as part of the solution to regional food security.
USC’s Tropical Aquaculture research team combines science, economics and social science to develop industries and programs that are profitable, sustainable and culturally appropriate.
A key aspect is institutional capacity building in partner agencies, thus supporting long-term development.
Led by Professor of Tropical Aquaculture, Paul Southgate, our team of internationally recognised experts is currently working on a number of major research projects with over $15 million of external funding.
Meet our team
USC's Tropical Aquaculture Research teamLearn more
Our collaborators include governments and organisations here and overseasLearn more
A list of selected publications by members of the USC Tropical Aquaculture teamLearn more