FARMING MUD CRABS IN THE SI
Quoting an article in today’s Solomon Star newspaper – 7 January 2018
“Sea foods are seemingly the most expensive foodstuff in hotels, restaurants, and other eateries in Honiara and the provinces.
“Speaking exclusively to Star, retired Bishop Vunagi said there is a huge potential for local sea food farming and conservation in the Kia district.
“At his secluded and quiet island home, he runs mud-crab farming, and has protected a number of marine resources which are mostly sea foods – just in front of the entrance to his retirement home.
“I have been farming the mud crabs since 2015, after retiring from church duties,” Bishop Vunagi, said
His main client in Honiara is the Honiara hotel.
“Apart from the hotel, I also have other clients in Honiara, who are mostly my close friends. They do normally order mud crabs and fish from me,” the former ACoM Archbishop said.
Bishop Vunagi described his small farming exercise as a “small activity to enjoy, while staying at home.”
“He is optimistic that the government will soon realise the potential to farming mud crabs and other marine resources in places like Kia.”
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