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It has been established that one of the more viable options for the commencement of operations to build such a complex system, is the introduction of commercial fishing fleets. However, given the rather unsustainable nature of such pursuits, this is not so much a long term goal as it is an introductory means to begin building the necessary infrastructure for the community developments. Still, not only is the conservation of the natural aquatic ecosystems part of the overall process, but the introduction of measures to ensure long-term aquacultural sustainability and the provision of a diverse and varied selection of seafood to the people of the community developments are included therein as well.

Aquacultural Security is yet another venue that may not be immediately viable, though should begin being studied in earnest at the earliest possible point in time. Preparations need to be made for the planning, design and implementation of Fish Farms, fully trained and equipped oceanic Emergency and Disaster Response Teams, Oceanic Conservation and Preservation, taking stock of the aquatic resources, availability and the creation of projections for growth and sustainability. Additional preparations need to be made for future research and development in these areas, including the technological innovation of added means for creating deep water or open water research facilities and even deep water and open water fish farming.

Further efforts will focus on the coral triangle should the Ambil and/or Verde Island projects commence operations. The Verde Island Passage is one of the top three most ecologically and biologically diverse aquacultural systems in the world, and while the government of the Philippines has taken great strides to protect these waters, there is very little that can be done in the name of enforcement or advanced conservation efforts, much less the necessary measures for emergency response when utilizing such a fragile and geologically significant area as a major shipping lane.

Insofar as viable foundation owned corporate entities, there are numerous areas wherein jobs can be provided for the local residents of the community developments. Among these are the great many areas of conservation, but additional possibilities will include shipping and logistics, tourism, commercial and charter fishing and diving ventures, water-based theme parks and other areas of special interest in and around the oceanic bodies of the world.

Educational and conservation efforts will be pursued as previously noted, but what better location could anyone ask for as a classroom? Oceanic and Aquacultural Studies are a major concern for future generations and the preservation of coral reefs and other aquacultural ecosystems, many of which are not even mapped or otherwise recorded to any great degree of accuracy. The educational institutions along with the conservatories should all be world class facilities, and designed to attract the greatest minds in the world, while at the same time providing the most benefit for the students from the community service centers.

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