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Kokomo Clam Nursery

Kokomo Clam Nursery

Continuing our commitment to environmental preservation and protection, Kokomo has started a clam nursery project, to help protect and maintain Fiji’s giant clam population. Threatened by over fishing, giant clams play a vital role in helping maintain a healthy ecosystem by filtering pollutants and helping eliminate reef pests such as the Crown-of-thorns starfish.

Juvenile and sub-adult clams will be housed in our nursery, where they’ll be scrubbed to remove excess algae and parasites. When they’ve grown big enough, they will be moved to Kokomo’s house reef and grouped to promote spawning. To reproduce, giant clams require other giant clams of the same species to be in close proximity to allow for fertilisation to occur.