|The elusive Doug Fish|
We were invited to join in a tour of the Walt Smith facility here in Fiji and you know us, we can't resist a field trip!
|Did we find Nemo?|
The facility is in Lautoka on the island of Viti Levu and they farm and ship reef fish and coral to aquariums all over the world.
They also make their own "cultured" rock, which is quite the process.
|Lots of color|
|Pretty bowl of fish|
|Love the blue starfish|
It takes so long for coral to grow, can it keep up with how much they are taking off? Plus, how do they keep the fish from disappearing?
We have seen so many countries selling off their fishing rights to foreigners or convincing the locals that they are only interesting in improving the environments, we are doubtful.
So think about that when you are buying stuff for your salt-water aquarium.
Of course, we could be wrong and this company is good for Fiji - really hope so.
All in all, it was a very interesting field trip - glad we went!