Project Details

Aquaculture Effluent Discharge Program, Year 06

July 1, 1992

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $35,000 Oceanic Institute G.D. Pruder

The overall objective of the project is to reduce the uncertainty, time, and cost of obtaining aquaculture effluent discharge permits and the cost of satisfying aquaculture effluent discharge regulations. Specific objectives related to that goal are to:

  1. Document the effect of aquaculture effluent on water quality and associated recreational activities in Hawaii.
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  3. Document aquaculture effluent’s growth enhancement effect on desirable aquatic species.

The specific objective for Year 6 is to prepare and publish a report summarizing the findings from the first five years of the project, and recommend regulatory action to the Hawaii State Department of Health.