We know that rock-making projects can be done, woman can make the rock with their children. Trained Biologists can help survey the best area to place the rock to insure fast growth while making certain not to disturb the wild reefs. These people will learn to love and respect the ocean even more than they do.
They can develop educational programs to pass that knowledge to others. One rock farm is not enough, two rock farms are not enough, and how much aquaculture rock is too much is not known.
We hope that farmed rock will lower the amount of wild reef that is harvested. This will be one step at a time, but it is a step in the right direction. Perhaps we will find out what season we need to plant the rock so it will be ready when the corals spawn. We have learned that by planting the rock at different times we get very different live rock.
Creating homes for fish to spawn and hide in will be one benefit. The village does not need to pull up all the rock. Each project could leave half of it in the ocean to create more wild reefs.
EDDIE POSTMA WILL BE TEACHING THE STUDENTS TO CREATE
They will no longer take money from the companies who would be dumping pollution in their prize under water gardens. They will be supporting their family and providing a long-term future of fish and educational programs.