Project Details

Development of Locally Made Commercial Feed for Tilapia Aquaculture in Hawaii

August 1, 2013

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $96,414 Oceanic Institute Dong-Fang Deng, Ph.D.

Project Objectives:

1. Compare the physical quality and nutritional compositions of local tilapia feed processed by steam pelleting and extruding methods.
2. Determine the optimal feeding frequency for fish based on growth performance, nutritional quality and sensatory test of fish fed the test diets processed by the different methods.
3. Evaluate the production efficiency of tilapia cultured in commercial conditions.
4. Organize workshops to provide training and research findings to industry stakeholders and researchers.  Publish results in Regional Notes by CTSA, Aquaculture meetings or in peer reviewed journals or aquaculture magazines.