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The Sustainability Corner 4

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I our last two articles we have explored the fantastic inner world of pearl oysters, and how they become not only a mother-of-pearl but also a protective womb for some rare and delicate species of crabs, shrimps and fishes. On this occasion we are going to explore how pearl beds are also responsible for protecting and harboring Life in the ocean.

When examining a live pearl oyster, you will notice it sometimes looks like an ocean rock: it’s covered with algae, tube worms, sponges, other...

Cultured (Beaded) Abalone Pearls from Chile

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Technological Breakthrough in Pearl Culture: Cultured (Beaded) Abalone Pearls from Chile

In what appears to be a major technological breakthrough in Pearl Aquaculture, Chilean Scientists from the University of Antofagasta, Chile have been successful in culturing bead nucleated cultured pearls on the “Red Abalone” (Haliotis rufescens) a species that was imported into Chile from Mexico back in the 1990s. Ever since, Chile has been a major producer of farm raised abalone, but just over a...

Pearl Farming Pivoting in Fijii!

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Very interesting article on how pearl farmers are coping in a world where the demand for luxury goods is lessening.

Click here to READ IT.

One of the points that are considered in this article is:

Programs, such as the oyster and pearl farming project, were impacted because of declining sales of products. "Round pearls are luxury items and people are not in the mood to be thinking about luxury during COVID and sales really plummeted”.

Pearl Farming in Ecuador has Begun!

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Our friend César Lodeiros in Ecuador just sent me this information about PEARL FARMING in Ecuador...the story continues!


"Today was a great day for the UTM (Technical University of Manabí)... it is a step towards excellence!
I want to thank and recognize the will of ALL the INBICUM group, including the students who participated, but especially Luis Treviño and his engineering skills for the great will to carry out the construction and commissioning of the floating cultivation platform...

Thailand South Sea Pearl Farming

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Just found this article in what I would call an "obscure" e-Magazine called "Hatchery International" that caters to specialists in aquaculture and fish/crustacean/mollusk hatcheries.

The article includes nice photos and interesting information that many will appreciate. The farm under scrutiny is called "Phuket Pearl Farm" (they even have a Tour if interested). This company's website is...well, full of typos and weird wording (guessing it was translated from Thai, and not very successfully)...

The 2022 International Pearl Design Contest from the Cultured Pearl Association of America is Open for Entries!

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The 2022 International Pearl Design Contest from the Cultured Pearl Association of America is Open for Entries!

New York, NY – July 6, 2022. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) kicks off its 13th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC) today, complete with another exciting collaboration with our retail partner the Aaron Faber Gallery to showcase (and sell!) winning designs. The contest is open today through Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.

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