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Feb 3, 2017
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Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics 2017 Conference
Ka Ikena, Kapiolani Community College
24 February 2017
08:00: Registration, Continental Breakfast
08:30: Opening Session: Welcome and announcements by Ron Weidenbach, President, Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association.
08:45: Impacts of The Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule on Aquaponics Producers: Gretchen Wall, M. S., Produce Safety Alliance Coordinator and Northeast Regional Extension Associate, Cornell University.
09:45: FSMA question and answer session
10:00: Coffee Break
10:30: Hormonal Control of Growth in Tilapia Under Dynamically Changing Conditions: Dr. Andre Seale, Assistant Researcher, Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Science, University of Hawaii, CTAHR.
11:00: Mari’s Gardens: Fred Lau, President, Mari’s Gardens
11:30: Sustainability in Aquaponics: Adrian Barnes, Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Center (PACRC), University of Hawaii at Hilo.
12:00 Lunch (Ka Ikena buffet) and networking
1:15: Overcoming Obstacles to Oyster Farming in Hawaii: Forrest Petersen, Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Center (PACRC), University of Hawaii at Hilo.
1:45: Aquaculture Potential of Hawaiian Polychaetes for Use as a Shrimp Maturation Feed: Dr. Dustin Moss, Director, Shrimp Department, Oceanic Institute, Hawaii Pacific University.
2:15: Animal Feeds for the Hawai’ian Islands – OI’s Feed Mill Construction Progress and Purpose: Fabio Soller, Director, Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition Department, Hawaii Pacific University, Oceanic Institute.
2:45 Coffee Break
3:20: Development of a Supplemental Feed and Fertilizer from Fish Processing Waste for Island Farmers and Small Businesses for Sustainable Aquaculture and Agriculture: Dr. Warren Dominy, Aquafeed.com
3:50: A Hidden Resource for Aquaculture Development in the Pacific Region: Meredith Brooks, Information Specialist, Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture (CTSA).
4:20: How to Start, Keep, and Grow Your Business: Meli James, Program Director, and Tarik Sultan, Managing Partner, XLR8UH (a UH and Sultan Ventures partnership).
4:50: Ron Weidenbach: Closing Remarks and Evaluation
5:15-7:00 Conference Reception (Beer, wine, Soda, pupus, and networking)