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View the PDF document Transport of live green snails, Turbo marmoratus, from Japan to Tonga (In Fisheries Research Bulletin of Tonga, Volume 3, 1995)
Author(s): Fa'anunu, 'U., Kikutani, K.
Publisher: Ministry of Fisheries, Tonga
Place: Nuku'alofa (Tonga)
Date: 1995
Notes: pp. 39-41
ASFA Keywords: Gastropod fisheries, Air transportation, Survival
Country Collection: Tonga
Abstract: The green snail, Turbo marmoratus, was first introduced to Tonga from Vanuatu in 1993, to create a new fishery of this commercially valuable species. Fifty live green snails were transported by air on August 8, 1993. The flight from Vanuatu to Tonga took seventeen hours and twenty minutes and the survival rate of the snails was 100% one week later (Fa'anunu and Sone, 1994).

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