Project Details

Development of Marine Finfish Aquaculture, Aquatic Feeds, and Training in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) for Sustainability and Food Security

August 1, 2013

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Republic of the Marshall Islands $297,236 Rongelap Atoll Local Government Hon. James Matayoshi

Project Objectives:

Year 1
1. Feed Development: To collect and analyze local ingredients, and develop 5 rations for Moi trials.
2. Fish Trials: To test five (5) locally-sourced feed rations in Moi fish trials to establish the most optimal locally sourced feeds.
3. Outreach/Technology Transfer: To train local workforce on feeds and fish production.

Year 2
1. Feed Development: To develop 5 locally-sourced feed diets for Rabbitfish trials.
2. Fish Trials: To test five (5) locally-sourced feed rations in Rabbitfish trials to establish the most optimal locally sourced feeds.
3. Outreach/Technology Transfer: To train local workforce on feeds and fish production.
4. Commercialization: To conduct a marketing trial for Moi and feeds in the RMI and Hawaii to establish distribution and cost baseline.

Year 3
3. Outreach/Technology Transfer: To train local workforce on feeds and fish production.
4. Commercialization: To commercially distribute 9,800 lbs of Moi and Rabbitfish, and 14,700 lbs feeds in the RMI and Hawaii.