Project Details

Aquaculture Potential of Hawaiian Polychaetes for Use as a Shrimp Maturation Feed

June 1, 2012

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $60,412 Oceanic Institute Dustin Moss
  1. Collect polychaetes from local near-shore habitats and screen for the incidence of shrimp viruses previously reported in Hawaii.
  2. Culture locally collected polychaetes selected based on large size and/or high reproductive output and palatability to shrimp.
  3. Culture locally collected polychaetes selected based on large size and/or high reproductive output and palatability to shrimp.
  4. Achieve settlement and metamorphosis of polychaete larvae and growth of juvenile.
  5. Select a single species for scale-up and optimization.
  6. Biochemical analysis of cultured worms to determine nutrient composition and fatty acid profiles.
  7. Disseminate the results of the research project.