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‘Rabbitfish Hatchery and Larval Rearing’ Palau Workshop Materials

Aug 20, 2020

The ongoing CTSA project “Improving Rabbitfish Seed Production Capacity in Palau” held a three-day virtual training workshop in June. The workshop covered the hatchery, nursery, and grow-out protocols for the farming of rabbitfish, a popular food fish throughout the Western Pacific region.

The workshop was led by researchers and project Co-P.I.‘s Miguel de los Santos of Palau Community College (PCC) and Dr. Chatham Callan of the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University (OI). Trainees learned basic tools for rabbitfish hatchery, nursery, and grow-out in Palau, as well as broodstock management, spawning, egg incubation, larval rearing, feed production, and more.

The free virtual workshop was held in place of the project’s in-person workshop that was postponed due to the Covid pandemic. The resource package from this workshop, which includes videos and PPT presentations, is available for download below:

Status of Rabbitfish Fisheries and Aquaculture (PDF)
Hatchery Techniques for Rabbitfish (PDF)
Biology of Rabbitfish (PDF)
Live Feeds Production (PDF)