An awareness raising programme

After establishment of a demo coral farm at Albion, the Coral Farming Team (consisting of MOI staff and officers from the Albion Fisheries Centre, AFRC) are currently undertaking an awareness raising programme around the island.  Field surveys comprising a sensitisation approach coupled with interviews of Representatives of Fishermen Associations are being undertaken at selected coastal locations.  The main aims of these surveys are to (i) identify appropriate locations for set up of coral farms, (ii) identify potential candidates for the “Coral Farming Training Scheme”, and (iii) sensitise coastal communities of the importance of coral farming for protection of the marine environment.