Project Details

Determining aquaculture bottlenecks of Pacific threadfin (Polydactylus sexfilis) : Increasing fry survival, growth, and quality, Years 1 and 2 (Yr. 1)

July 1, 2007 - December 31, 2009

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $162,000 University of Hawaii and Oceanic Institute E. Gordon Grau
  1. Assess the capacity to increase TH deposition into fertilized moi eggs by exposing moi broodstock to iodide through dietary and/or rearing water supplementation (Year 1).
  2. Assess the efficacy of increased TH deposition in moi eggs to improve the survival and growth of moi larvae and fry to stocking size (Year 1).
  3. Determine the efficacy of adding iodide to larval/fry rearing water to increase their survival and growth to stocking size (Years 1 and 2).
  4. Prepare reports and publications for dissemination and transfer of technology and methodologies to the public (Years 1 and 2).