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University of South Pacific, Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment

Acronym USP
Type Academic
Institute of Marine Resources
Private Bag
Laucala Campus
Tel (+679) 323 2995
Fax (+679) 323 1531
Website http://www.usp.ac.fj/index.php?id=imr
Activities The Institute of Marine Resources (IMR) provides scientific and technical skills, and capacity-building, in aquaculture, marine resource assessments, marine surveying, coral reef monitoring/ database maintenance, and socio-economic analysis for fisheries and aquaculture. The focus of IMR’s work is externally-funded research and consultancies on the region’s marine environment and its resources. Current activities centre on aquaculture, on coral reef monitoring, and on marine biodiversity assessment. The Institute coordinates the South-West Pacific node of the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN). The aquaculture activities of IMR encompass freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium) culture, tilapia fish Oreochromis, and a variety of other potential aquaculture species. IMR coordinates 2 undergraduate courses in Fiji, one on Tropical Marine Environments and one on Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture, for international students enrolling through Macquarie University in Australia and the University of Wisconsin, USA.

Created: Last Updated: 2010-10-22

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