Project Details

Broodstock Management, Seed Production and Grow-out of Rabbitfish, Siganus lineatus (Valenciennes, 1

July 1, 2010

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Palau $73,524 Palau Community College, Oceanic Institute TBD
  1. To develop a simple broodstock management technique for rabbitfish, S.lineatus, and produce consistent supply of eggs by spontaneous natural spawning.
  2. To develop and establish an efficient larval rearing protocol for rabbitfish, S. lineatus.
  3. WTo investigate the nursery and grow-out performance of rabbitfish, S. lineatus, fed with available commercial feeds based on growth rate, survival and feed conversion rate and demonstrate the economic viability of growing rabbitfish in tanks, ponds and cages.
  4. To transfer simple and appropriate seed production and grow-out technology to fish growers in Palau who may want to culture the rabbitfish.