PhD candidate (USP) Ė Thesis on: Evaluation of Fijiís Tuna Fishery Management Framework, submitted for examination (June, 2017); Master of Science in Aquaculture (Stirling , UK, 1994); Diploma in Tropical Fisheries (USP, Fiji 1983)
Certificate in Open Water Scuba Diving (PADI, Fiji 1984); Certificate in Giant Clam Culture (MMDC, Palau 1988); Certificate in Breeding and Culture of Sea cucumber and Scallop (Yellow Sea Fish Institute, China 1991); Advance Certificate in Information Technology (IOTA, Fiji 2008); Fish Stock Assessment Training Course (DANIDA-USP, Fiji 1991); Fisheries Management and Administration Training (AMC, Australia, 1992)
Esaroma Ledua is the Coordinator of the KMI-SMS Research Project. Esaroma has submitted his PhD thesis on: Evaluation of Fijiís Tuna Fishery Management Framework for examination and also assisting in teaching under the School of Marine Studies. After graduating from the University of the South Pacific in 1983, he joined the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Primary Industries in Fiji in various capacities such as: Senior Fisheries Assistant Giant Clam Research (1984-1987); Fisheries Officer Ė Giant Clam Research Project Leader (1987-1990); Fisheries Officer ĖMariculture Research and Development (1990-1992); Senior Fisheries Officer-Aquaculture Research and Development (1992-1993); Principal Fisheries Officer Research and Development (1994- 2000); and Acted as Director of Fisheries on a number of occasions between1997-2000. Esaroma loves to be involved in field research on reefs and specializing in giant clam population field survey on Fijians reefs. Based on knowledge gained from field research, Esaroma realized that many food fishes and shellfish on coastal areas in Fiji were overfished. Esaroma expanded his interest into aquaculture and convinced Fiji Government to establish the first Mariculture Research Station on Makogai Island. Esaroma successfully established breeding methods for mass production of giant clams, trochus, turtles, oysters, milkfish and other species, before going to Stirling University, Scotland, United Kingdom to further his knowledge on aquaculture. Esaroma obtained a Master of Science degree in Aquaculture in 1994 and on his return became the head of Fisheries Research and Development Programmes in Fiji. Esaroma also worked in the tuna industry in Fiji for over 5 years. In 2012, Esaroma was convinced that tuna was also overfished in Fiji and therefore enrolled at the University of the South Pacific to try and contribute to the sustainable management of tuna. Esaroma Ledua also worked for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community as Integrated Coastal Fisheries Management Associate and Inshore Fisheries Scientist. Esaroma also worked as consultant and support consultant for various companies and organizations such as: SPC; FFA; WWF; WCS; UNDP-SGP; and PBS.
Regional assessment of the commercial viability for marine ornamental aquaculture within the Pacific Islands (giant clams, hard and soft corals, finfish, live coral and marine shrimp); Secretariat of the Pacific Community Cataloguing-in-publication data; Noumea, New Caledonia; Lindsay, S. R., Ledua, E., and Stanley, J.,(2004); ISSN 16383-7568; ISBN 982-00-0016-5; http://www.waltsmith.com/Newsworthy/SPC-Marine_Ornamental.pdf.
Status of trochus in Fiji: First presented at the Regional Workshop on Trochus Resource Assessment, management and Development (1997); Esaroma Ledua, Apisai Sesewa and Abdul Rahim; SPC Integrated Coastal Resources Management Project Technical Document No. 13, pages 33-34; ISSN: 1018-3116; ISBN: 982-203-561-6; South Pacific Commission Cataloguing-in-publication data; www.spc.int/DigitalLibrary/Doc/FAME/InfoBull/TROC/1/TROC1_02_Preston.pd.
Marteilia-like infection in a giant clam, Tridacna maxima in Fiji; Journal of Invertebrate Pathology (05/1993); volume 61, issue 3, 328-330; DOI: 10.1006/jipa.1993.1063. ELSEVIER; J.H. Norton, F.P. Perkins and Esaroma Ledua; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201183710657. https://doi.org/10.1006/jipa.1993.1063.
Distribution, habitat and culture of the recently described giant clam Tridacna tevoroa in Fiji and Tonga; Journal-Australian Centre for Agriculture Research (ACIAR) proceeding series (1993); Ledua, E., Manu, N., and Braley, R.; A concentrated effort to collect as many broodstock as possible is described; ISSN 0816-4266; http://agris.fao.org/agris-search/search.do?recordID=AU9402114;
Book Chapters & Articles
Policy options for coastal and tuna fisheries in the Pacific Islands: sustaining resources on the same side of the same coin; Journal de la Societe des Oceanistes, 117 (Special Issues) 08/2015 and In Book: Fisheries in the Pacific Islands, the challenges of governance and sustainability; Publisher: Pacific Credo Publications (2016), by Joeli Veitayaki and Esaroma Ledua, Edited by Elodie Fache and Simonne Pauwels, pages 255-280; ISBN 978-2-9537485-5-0; Aix-Marseille Universite-CNRS-EPHE.
Ocean resources, The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society (DU32P36/1999); Chapter 30, pages 366-381; Tim Adams, Paul Dalzell and Esaroma Ledua; edited by Mose Rapaport; ISBN: 1-57306-083-6(handover); Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; Bess Press, 3565 Harding Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA; Accession # 183555156; http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/book-chapters/18355516/chapter-30-ocean-resources.
The Giant Clam: Hatchery and Nursery Culture Manual (1992); Australian Centre for Agriculture Research (ACIAR) Monograph Series No. 15; Edited by Richard D. Braley; 144 pages; ISBN: 18632 0070 3. Contributors: Dr.Rick Braley, Dr. John Norton, Dr. Clem Tisdell, Dr. John Benzie, Dr. Ed Gomez, Suzanne Mingoa, Dr. Hilconida Calumpong,Mr. esaroma Ledua, Mr. Naita Manu, Ms Dorothy Munro, and Ms Tooti Tekinaiti.
Natural Population Dynamics of Tridacna derasa in relation to reef reseeding and mariculture: Giant Clams in the Asia and Pacific (Bivalvia), 1988; Australian Centre for Agriculture Research (ACIAR) Monograph Series No. 9, 272 pages; Book Chapter 2, page 78; T.J.H. Adams, A.D. Lewis and E. Ledua; edited by Reginald Maclntyre; ISBN: 0 949511 70 6. https://www.scribd.com/document/284796422/Giant-Clams-in-the-Asia-and-the-Pacific.
A possible new species of Triadacna (Tridacnidae: Mollusca) from Fiji; Giant Clams in the Asia and the Pacific (Bivalvia), 1988 ; Australian Centre for Agriculture Research (ACIAR) Monograph Series No.9, 272 pages; Book Chapter 2, page 82; A.D. Lewis and E. Ledua; edited by Reginald Maclntyre; ISBN: 0 949511 70 6. https://www.scribd.com/document/284796422/Giant-Clams-in-the-Asia-and-the-Pacific.
Fijiís giant clam stocks- A review of their distribution, abundance, exploitation and management: Giant Clams in the Asia and the Pacific (Bivalvia), 1988; Australian Centre for Agriculture Research (ACIAR) Monograph Series No.9, 272 pages; Book Chapter 2, page 66; A.D. Lewis and E. Ledua; edited by Reginald Maclntyre; ISBN: 0 949511 70 6. https://www.scribd.com/document/284796422/Giant-Clams-in-the-Asia-and-the-Pacific.
Quarantine aspects of the re-introduction of Tridacna gigas to Fiji: Giant Clams in the Asia and the Pacific (Bivalvia), 1988; Australian Centre for Agriculture Research (ACIAR) Monograph Series No.9, 272 pages; Book Chapter 9, page 237; E. Ledua and T.J.H Adams; edited by Reginald Maclntyre; ISBN: 0 949511 70 6. https://www.scribd.com/document/284796422/Giant-Clams-in-the-Asia-and-the-Pacific.
An investigation on some factors affecting growth of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man), M.Sc thesis,Stirling, UK,
Evaluation of Fijiís Tuna Fishery Management Framework, PhD thesis, USP, Fiji, 2017 (submitted for examination).
Professional and Technical Reports
A review of the Coastal fisheries Programme: Conducted for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (2003); Ian Cartwright, Robert Gillett, Esaroma Ledua and Gary Preston; Information Paper 5; Presented at the 3rd SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting, 18-23 August 2003, Noumea, New Caledonia; https://www.spc.int/DigitalLibrary/Doc/FAME/Meetings/HOF/3/IP5.pdf;
Inshore resources management and conservation: current trends and alternate strategies; Tim Adams and Esaroma Ledua (1997); pages 1-8; Pacific Science inter-congress meeting paper (marine resources symposium), Suva, Fiji; www.vanuatu.usp.ac.fj/library/Online/USP%20Only/Pacific%20General/Adams.PDF; cited by 11 related articles;