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Aquaculture Farming and Post Tsunami in Gizo, Solomon Islands

6 – 7 July 2010

WorldFish Center, Nusa Tupe & Gizo Airport

Onma Lodge, Kolombangara

The April 2007 earthquake and tsunami wrecked havoc to the lives of many in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. Foreign aid and rebuilding was slow and difficult, but the people of the Western Province persevered and rebuilt their lives from scratch. […]

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Fish for the Millions – Milkfish Aquaculture, Sarangani, Philippines

29 April – 2 May 2010

We made a most interesting and educational trip to Sarangani Bay in Southern Mindanao to photograph aquaculture or aquafarming.  Alsons Aquaculture Corporation is the producer of Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus or milkfish, which in the Philippines is food for the millions!

A full cycle aquaculture facility, Alsons operates from having milkfish spawners capable of supplying the market with 1.2 billion […]

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Giant Clams Spawning, Seaweed Farming, Fisheries

11 – 15 June

Pulau Bohey Dulang
Seaweed farming community
Purse Seiner fishing grounds

Maybe it was our good vibes and positive aura.  We got lucky this time in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia. On to the second leg of our expedition, we visited, with our WWF Malaysia companions, Pulau Boheydulang.  The Boheydulang Island is one of the islands in Tun Sakaran Marine […]

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Aerials, Slash and Burn, Seaweed Farming, and Pearl Farmers After Office Hours

11 – 15 May 2009

Our pilot was none other than Jewelmer’s boss JB, as Jacques Branellec is fondly called. Upon hearing of approaching bad weather in the coming days, he immediately offered to fly us around the pearl farm and neighboring islands. He had the two back doors of the 8-seater helicopter taken out for better photos, […]

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The Magic of Pearls

11 – 15 May 2009

When we saw mariculture listed amongst the subjects WWF wished us to document, my first thought was Jewelmer. For many years, we have longed to photograph a pearl farm to see how the famed South Sea Pearls came to be. An organic jewel made by a living organism and fed by the ocean’s plankton is too […]