Project Details

Disease Management in Hawaiian Aquaculture, Year 03

July 1, 1994

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
American Samoa $49,916 University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Aquaculture Development Program B. LeaMaster and J. Brock
  1. Assess the effect in juvenile Chinese catfish of concurrent exposure to elevated total ammonia and infection by Aeromonas hydrophilia.
  2. Assess the effect of low versus high stocking density on survival and final harvest production of Chinese catfish.
  3. Test the effect of high dietary vitamin C as a treatment to reduce bacterial disease losses in Chinese catfish farmed in Hawaii.
  4. Monitor the effectiveness of IHHNV decontamination on a shrimp farm in Hawaii.
  5. Test the susceptibility of the endemic caridean shrimp, Halocaridina rubra, to infection and disease by the penaeid shrimp viruses IHHNV and the newly discovered Taura syndrome virus.
  6. Work on the development of practical, on-farm measures to mitigate the impact of Taura syndrome on penaeid shrimp farming.
  7. Provide diagnostic and health management support to CTSA-funded Ornamental Aquaculture Technology Transfer project.