In the video above, John John, Kelly, Rosy and Rick see for themselves the beauty of these giant clams, their size (they live up to 100 years and can grow to more than 400 pounds! ), and transport babies from one fishery back to Tavarua. “They’re so big they carry an ecosystem around ‘em,” said John. “It’s amazing how they sit there and get bigger and bigger.
Since 1985, Fiji’s Department of Fisheries has sought to repopulate the archipelago’s population of giant clams, and on a recent lay day, John John Florence, Kelly Slater, and Rosy Hodge accompanied Tavarua’s managing director Rick Isbell to an outer island hatchery get a better understanding of the project.
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