Offshore mobile oyster farm

Eunkyu Hong

The destruction of coral reefs, which act as a natural breakwater, is causing erosion and flooding in the Maldives. Pearl oysters culture can stengthen the reef crest area and coral reefs and, not only potects the coast from erosion and flooding, but also purifies  and nourishes the coastal water and provides a healthy environment for other marine life. In addition, the development of oyster farming will be beneficial to the economy of the community, which depends on imports of most food. The purpose of this study is to find the suitability and potential of the pearl oyster culture in the reef crest region of the Maldives and to enhance the resilience of coastal communities, economies and ecological environments.