Project Details

Aquaculture of Hawaiian Marine Invertebrates for the Marine Ornamental Trade, Year 02

July 1, 2002

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $35,000 University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service and Oceanic Institute C. Tamaru and D. Ziemann

Develop and transfer culture techniques for Hawaiian marine invertebrates to promote economic opportunities without dependence on wild caught specimens.

  1. Determine the feeding requirements for broodstock maturation.
  2. Determine methods for the artificial spawning of feather duster worms.
  3. Validate grow-out phase in natural and artificial systems.
  4. Determine estimated costs for the settled feather dusters to attain market size.
  5. Summarize and disseminate information obtained in journal articles, newsletter articles and workshops.


Final Report