'Ark shell survey on Nonouti Island' July 2018

A team from the Research and Monitoring Unit at the Fisheries Division have visited Nonouti to verify the stock of ark shell “cockled shellfish”, locally known as te bun, and to explore potential sites habitable by this type of seashell. The team also examined a future translocation program, in order to establish multiple populations to support the marine food sources for the islanders. The team carried out consultations with seven village communities from Te Nanoraoi to Teuaabu.