Pacific Aquaculture Cooperatives International(PAC) is a global aquaculture business enterprise whose primary mission is to provide strategically engineered aquaculture solutions to the world aquaculture industry as a modus operandi of economic and environmental sustainability to SIDS(Small Island Developing States) and developing countries for economic development, environmental sustainability, and sustainability of the global food chain from the bottom up. This will be done by the development and deployment of sustainable sea cucumber farm operations in every coast lined country adjoined with educational training for local natives together wit ongoing collaboration and assignments with government, industry and scientific agencies. PAC International was established in 2005 and is an NGO affiliate with Consultive Status Accreditation to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.
By developing custom designed programs of sustainable development consisting of:
- Aquaculture education and training;
- Enlisting the interaction and partnership of government, industry, scientific, and educational agencies for support and the dissemination of information;
- Enlistment of the world leading environmental scientists providing their expertise;
- and the apportionment of cutting edge technologies, equipments, and marine sea vessels;
PAC will empower native residents to efficiently manage and utilize their natural marine resources. By maintaining a major equity position in each cooperative employee owned operation, PAC will insure the proper implementation and management of its business solutions in order to safeguard and promote environmental sustainability by the use of its proprietary aqua farming methodology that will exponentially increase sea cucumber population while maintaining the integrity of the coral reefs – its natural environment and thus ameliorate the damages of global warming; promote economic development through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise, the standards of living are raised, quality health care and education becomes affordable, and by facilitating initial public offerings of each corporate cooperative, the prosperity of future generations are safeguarded. PAC's strategic business solutions are consistent with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals will therefore serve as a reliable and legitimate mechanism to assist world governments in achieving their MDG. See http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
The products that these corporate cooperatives in developing countries will farm, harvest, and market are scientifically known as Holothuroidea, or sea cucumbers, are an abundant and diverse group of worm-like and usually soft-bodied echinoderms. They are found in nearly every marine environment, but are most diverse on tropical shallow-water coral reefs. They range from the intertidal, where they may be exposed briefly at low tide, to the floor of the deepest oceanic trenches. Some of these are about 20 cm in length, though adults of some diminutive species may not exceed a centimeter, while one large species can reach lengths of 5 m (Synapta maculata). Several species can swim and there are even forms that live their entire lives as plankton, floating with the ocean currents.
These sea cucumbers are widely consumed for food and as a traditional nutraceutical throughout Asian and Middle Eastern communities. It is so highly prized for its ability to fight arthritis pain and degeneration, for its anti-viral properties, as an aphrodisiac, and for regular consumption as a culinary component or in supplement form to promote overall good health.
PAC has a patent pending proprietary farming methodology capable of exponentially increasing existing sea cucumber populations. This revolutionary farming method will give PAC the ability to continuously generate sustainable harvests and provide a steady supply of sea cucumbers to the large demands of existing buyers, and expand sea cucumbers' viability in emerging markets.
The global sea cucumber market is poised for tremendous growth in the pharmaceutical industry. Scientific studies are defining the healing properties of sea cucumbers, finding the high proportions of sulphated polysaccharides, glycoproteins, fucans, and lectins found in their body walls all show significant potential for development into marketable drugs for arthritis, caner treatments, HIV therapy, and other new medical treatments. You can learn more about PAC by visiting us at http://www.pacinternational.org