Cultured corals

Faced with a growing demand for corals for aquariums and a more reduced and uncertain supply, the AMBLARD company participated in the creation of the first autonomous Indonesian coral farm and put in place a specific method of coral culture for which it registered a patent. This farm, which is the largest of its type in the world, participates fully in the protection and renewal of the coral reef.

An innovative method of culture

In general, the majority of coral farms collects wild corals and breaks them to make frags. Since 2003, the AMBLARD company has developed an innovative method of coral culture: it involves planting new corals in damaged zones, reducing collection from the wild as much as possible and offering alternative employment to people who depended on collection to make a living.

This new patented method of coral culture allows production of corals in an autonomous way for reef aquatics keeping, scientific research and restoration of coral reefs. This is why the company developed parks of mother colonies before properly launching into production.

Production and sustainable development

The farm, spread out over numerous production sites all over the Indonesian archipelago, cultivates a large diversity of corals with more than 35 species and about 300 000 colonies. The culture is carried out in areas where the corals would naturally grow. The propagation technique is a multiplication by fragging: mother colonies which serve for fragmentation are corals which have been detached during recent storms.

This method avoids taking from the natural environment in the country that is the number one exporter of wild corals in the world. Aside from the environmental qualities, it gives a direct economic benefit to the villagers and discourages them from using cyanide for fishing on the reef.

Otherwise, 2/3 of the production serves to restore the coral reefs by reimplantation in the natural environment: an efficient method of sustainably using marine species.

Renowned cultured corals

The coral culture techniques put in place by the AMBLARD company have allowed creation of cultured corals named according to where they are grown "Lombok frags®", "Bali frags®", "Irian-Jaya frags®", "Kalimantan frags®" and "Nano frags®".

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The production of these corals in small colonies presents many advantages: apart from the fact that they seem to adapt better to captivity than wild corals, they are a good size and less expensive to purchase.

The AMBLARD company wishes to roll out its technique of coral culture to as many marine species as possible to subscribe to a definite policy of sustainable development in a market directly affected by ecological problems.
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