Shrimp Mariculture Survey

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Title

Shrimp Mariculture Survey

Description

In 1980, the owner's of Palmyra granted a lease to the Undersea Resources Ltd company to farm shrimp in the lagoons of Palmyra. These photos were part of the extensive survey report, created to describe to potential investors what such a farm would look like, and how it would function.

The truly unique images here are of the buildings and copra farming operation active at the time. This would be the last time formal copra farming was attempted on Palmyra, and didn't last long.

The shrimp farm never materialized, despite this report showing significant potential for profitability, and the report describes other plans for the atoll, if the farm had taken off. This included sport fishing, recreational activities, and even a permanent resort.

Creator

Undersea Resources, Ltd

Source

University of Hawaii Library

Date

1980

Rights

Fair Use

Language

English

Citation

Undersea Resources, Ltd, “Shrimp Mariculture Survey,” Palmyra Archive, accessed April 25, 2019, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/211.

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