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    Default Pearl farming in the Maldives?

    Does anyone know if pearl farming was ever attempted in the Maldive Islands? I was there last week and marveled at all the atolls, lagoons and and beautiful turquoise water. I asked a few people who knew about the economic development of the Maldives and they were not aware of any pearling attempts. I just seemed to me that the geography might accommodate pearl farming. Anyone know anything?
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    I checked Strack-- on page 160, there is this:

    "Banks of Pinctada radiata stretch from the historical sites in South India to the Maldives, where pearl fishing has only taken place to a limited extent."

    So, pearl fishing, but nothing about pearl farming.

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    Sounds like you had an amazing vacation, KauaiAnne!
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    Any photos to share?

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    It was a bit of a working vacation as I was mostly in Male, the capital. But here's a photo of some of those lovely waters.

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    Lovely! Turning it around...

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    Beautiful !!!

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