Mariculture, Aquaculture and Restoration (MAR)

The SeaSmart MAR division provides fisher skills training and extension on in situ cultivation of coral species. MAR focuses primarily on women, allowing them to have a major role in generating income for their families. Different methodologies of coral cultivation are trialed including methods that also act as vehicles for reef restoration such as the use of low cost, community produced Coral & Fish Aggregation Devices (CFADs). The dual focus of MAR is to produce market quality, F2 generation corals for sale and 25% of grown corals for reef restoration and enhancement


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