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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 118+ research outputs authored by Prof Paul Southgate from 1988 onwards.

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Improving technical and institutional capacity to support development of mariculture based livelihoods and industry in New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

Indicative Funding
$33,600 over 2 years (administered by University of the Sunshine Coast)
The overall aim of this project is to provide a sustainable basis for the further development of a mariculture sector in PNG and to further build capacity within country partner organisations and coastal communities to support this development. Specific research objectives are: * to further develop culture and husbandry protocols for target species; * to develop community-based sea cucumber culture methodology to a level potentially supporting income generation; and * to continue building long term institutional mariculture capacity in PNG. Given the significant community benefits expected from this project, detailed economic and socio-economic assessments will be undertaken to describe project impacts.
Paul Southgate, Simon Foale and Catherine Hair (University of the Sunshine Coast, College of Arts, Society & Education and College of Science & Engineering)
Mariculture; Sea Cucumber; Fishery management; marine tenure; Economic Development; benefit distribution

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Evaluating the impacts of improving postharvest processing of sea cucumbers in the western Pacific region

Indicative Funding
$50,210 over 4 years
Sea cucumbers are significant to Pacific Island communities as a high value export commodity - in dried form as 'beche-de-mer'. A major issue facing sea cucumber fishers is the poor quality of processing by them which reduces the value of their product and their resulting income. Support to fishers in processing sea cucumbers to a high export quality, using the best methods, will likely improve their incomes and their concept is the basis for this project. This project partners JCU with Southern Cross University and fisheries departments in Kiribati, Tonga and Fiji. The JCU component of the project will focus particularly on the potential to develop novel (non-dried) methods for sea cucumber processing which may broaden the range of products produced from sea-cucumbers, open up new markets for these products, and increase the overall value of this industry and potential benefits to Pacific Island communities.
Paul Southgate, Steven Purcell and Ravinesh Ram (College of Science & Engineering and Southern Cross University)
a cucumber; coastal aquaculture; postharvest; International Development; Processing; sandfish

ACIAR - Research Grant

Seaweed Research Project in Pacific Countries

Indicative Funding
$1,255,650 over 5 years
This project will provide the technological basis for diversification and revitalisation of seaweed industries in Pacific Island Countries. The specific objectives are to improve production levels and post-harvest quality of kappaphycus in Fiji and Kiribati, consolidate production and post-harvest strategies for edible sea grapes Caulerpa in Samoa and Fiji and, assess opportunities for new seaweed bio products in pacific Island Countries.
Nicholas Paul and Paul Southgate (College of Science & Engineering)
Aquaculture; Sea Grapes; Fisheries; Seaweed; Pacific Islands; Kappaphycus Alvarezii

ACIAR - Research Grant

Pearl industry development in the Western Pacific

Indicative Funding
$1,154,050 over 5 years
This project addresses key technical issues for development of pearl culture in the Western Pacific. The overall aim is to provide a sustainable basis for the continued development of cultured pearl industries in Fiji and Tonga and to determine the feasibility of half-pearl culture in PNG. The main outputs will be (1) effective optimised culture methods for production and husbandry of two species of pearl oysters in the three target countries; (2) baseline information supporting sustainable industry development and product diversification; (3) introduction of pearl culture to new areas thereby addressing a key regional priority; (4) training materials to be used in extension activities; and (5) scientific publications.
Paul Southgate in collaboration with Poasi Ngalaufe, Jacob Wani, John Vonokula, Monal Lal, Kyall Zenger and Dean Jerry (College of Science & Engineering, Ministry of Agriculture & Food, Forests and Fisheries, National Fisheries Authority, Papua New Guinea, Ministry of Agriculture & Food and Forests & Fisheries)
Pearl oyster; coastal aquaculture; Pearl Culture; international development; Community Development; Pacific Iswlands

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Development of Community Based Sea Cucumber Culture Methodologies in Papua New Guinea. (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Influence of Processing Techniques on Quality and Nutritional Composition of the Tropical Sea Cucumber Holothuria scabra (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Broodstock Management, Development of Rearing Systems, and Feeding Regimes for Larvae of the Forktail Blenny, Meiacanthus atrodorsalis (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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