Aquaculture of Marine Ornamental Species, Year 01
July 1, 1999
|Hawaii||$117,735||Oceanic Institute, University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service, and Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center||A. Ostrowski, C. Tamaru, and D. Harris|
A. The Oceanic Institute
- Establish broodstock populations of yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens) and flame angelfish (Centropyge loriculus), or other angelfish for project use.
- Compare various live food organisms as first-feeds for larvae.
- Conduct semi-intensive, “brown” water mesocosm trials and determine live food preferences of larvae.
B. The University of Hawaii and UH Sea Grant - Finfish
- Compare rotifer and semi-intensive, “green” water mesocosm systems for culture of larvae.
- Identify other fish species adaptable to “green” water systems.
- Perform mass culture trials with identified species using, initially, a “green water” mesocosm, with transition onto nutritionally-enhanced rotifers.
C. The Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center
- Establish broodstock populations of Clown coris (Coris gaimard) or other wrasse.
- Develop methods for wild zooplankton collection.
- Conduct larval rearing trials if larvae and zooplankton are available.
D. The University of Hawaii and UH Sea Grant – Invertebrates
- Establish broodstock colonies of feather-duster worms (Sabellastarte sanctijosephi) and trocophore collection techniques) at chosen farm facilities.
- Develop methods to settle and culture metamorphosed worms.
- Describe growth rates and stages of development.