French Polynesia has officially given the go-ahead to a Chinese company to build the South Pacific’s largest fish farm at Hao atoll.
The plan calls for 2,800 cages to farm fish, prawns and sea cucumbers for export, with an annual fish production target of 50,000 tonnes.
Hao, which is about 1,000 kilometers from Tahiti was chosen in part because its runway is long enough to accommodate planes which can freight the fish directly to China. Hao was also the forward base of the French military when it conducted its nuclear weapons tests on Morurua and Fangataufa atolls from 1966 to 1996.
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