Diversifying Freshwater Aquaculture Products for Hawaii: Two Crossover Species, the Red and Black Pacu (Piaractus brachypomus and Colosomma macropomum)
July 1, 2008 - August 31, 2010
|Hawaii||$100,000||University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program||Robert Howerton, Ph.D.|
- Characterize growth of juvenile red pacu under monoculture conditions encountered on Maui utilizing locally available commercial feeds.
- Compare growth and survival in monoculture and polyculture (e.g., Chinese catfish and red pacu) growout trials on Oahu.
- Initiate the establishment of broodstock populations for red pacu on three islands.
- Obtain and collate technical information available on pacu including those written in foreign languages.
- Locate sources of the black pacu that meet import requirements for the state of Hawaii.
- Conduct technology transfer to appropriate end users.
- Conduct pilot-scale monoculture growout enterprises in collaboration with private sector farms.
- Characterize growth and survival of juvenile red pacu in closed recirculating systems.
- Test market pacu as a food fish species on both Oahu and Maui and conduct survey of ornamental market demand.
- Technology transfer to appropriate end users.