Guam: Local aquaculture attainable for residents seeking sustainability

A number of island residents, looking for ways to curb the high cost of living, showed up to the University of Guam Sea Grant and Guahan Sustainable Culture aquaculture workshop, which showed how attainable sustainable living on an island really is.

David Crisostomo, an extension associate with UOG Sea Grant, led the demonstration. The workshop focused on the area of aquaculture, delving into building a system, harvesting tilapia, and using the tank waste, or sludge, for agricultural farming. It's a system that can help bring food security to the island, said Crisostomo.

"I think, especially with what the pandemic has shown us, we really need to think more about our own local food security. What are we going to do if something like this happens again?" Crisostomo and others are looking for ways to improve Guam's food security.

"The egg shortage is reaching us, which is good for the egg producers here, but the general community is suffering because of it. And, the same thing is going to happen with other food products."


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