Project Details

Evaluation and Propagation of Tilapia Strains for a Self-Sufficient Tilapia Industry on Guam, Year 2

July 1, 2003 - September 30, 2006

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Guam $52,964 University of Guam D. Crisostomo
  1. Establish a raceway-based hatchery at the Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center with the broodstock matured during the first year of the project.
  2. Determine reproductive rates for each of the five tilapia strains under investigation.
  3. Determine the management requirements for broodstock in a raceway/hapa system.
  4. Combine the information on growth and reproduction of each of the five strains in an economic analysis to decide which two strains will be kept as the basis for a self-sufficient tilapia industry on Guam.
  5. Conduct a one-week hands-on training for aquaculture personnel from Saipan and Rota on the operation and management of a tilapia hatchery, and conduct site analyses of their respective facilities to assist them in establishing their own tilapia hatcheries.


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