Project Details

Aquaponics for Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands: Technology Refinement and Transfer to the Commercial Aquaculture Sector

July 1, 2010

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
American Samoa $51,729 University of Hawaii at Manoa Kent Kobayashi, Ph.D., Harry Ako, Ph.D.
  1. Assist and transfer technology to commercial aquaponics farmers or potential aquaponics farmers and backyarders engaging in food security. As time permits, hobbyists will also be accommodated. The measurable will be numbers of farms or families successfully, photos of their operations, estimates of their production, and letters of thanks for assistance.
  2. Train Pacific Island extension specialist in aquaponics. After training, consult with him in whatever ways possible to help him transfer technology to the Pacific Islands. The measurable accomplishments will be the same as the operations started in Hawaii and American Samoa.
  3. Write a user friendly review of the aquaponics literature, both peer reviewed and the gray literature. As time permits, write a how to on the web.