A pioneering project aquafarming the Giant Clam | Pacific Beat

A pioneering project aquafarming the Giant Clam

A pioneering project aquafarming the Giant Clam

Updated 26 September 2012, 17:36 AEST

The Giant Clam lives on reefs across the Pacific and Indian Oceans, but it's one of the most endangered of reef species.

The threat to them has inspired an Australian woman to pioneer methods of farming the creatures on the Gove Peninsula in the country's North.

Barbara Koennecke recently won a Northern territory's Rural Woman of the Year award for her efforts.

She says her ambition is to develop the giant clam industry, as a business opportunity for the local indigenous people and to restock depleted reefs.

She explained her work to Clement Paligaru.

Presenter: Clement Paligaru

Speaker: Barbara Koennecke a Northern territory Rural Woman of the Year

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