Project Details

Analyze and Compile the Nutritional Composition of Potential Feed Ingredient Resources in American Samoa into a Feed Manual for Use in Tilapia Feeds

July 1, 2008 - July 31, 2010

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
American Samoa $36,450 Oceanic Institute Warren G. Dominy, Ph.D.
  1. Identify, quantify and collect potential local products and byproducts for aquatic feeds development in American Samoa and dry samples for shipment to the Oceanic Institute (OI)for compositional analysis.
  2. Analyze the nutrient composition of selected samples.
  3. Compile a feed manual containing analyzed nutrition composition data for locally available ingredients and byproducts; formulated diets for Tilapia using the local ingredients; established feed processing methods and quality control tests and obtained their availability, quantity and price.
  4. Transfer of technology and dissemination of information will be achieved through a workshop and feed manual hand-outs to local producers and farmers.