Project Details

Demonstration of Seedstock Transportation and Spawning Synchronization for Sturgeon

July 1, 2005 - May 31, 2008

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $12,000 University of Florida F. Chapman
  1. Develop transportation guidelines for sturgeon embryos (seedstock), with special emphasis placed on the importance of temperature during shipment.
  2. Establish final maturation and spawning protocols for Russian sturgeon (A. gueldenstaedti), in Hawaii including short-term storage of semen for spawning synchronization.
  3. Conduct a one-day workshop on sturgeon aquaculture practices, with dual emphasis in acquisition and shipping of sturgeon livestock and in the rearing of sturgeon for meat, caviar, and broodstock.


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