Evaluation and Propagation of Tilapia Strains for a Self-Sufficient Tilapia Industry on Guam, Year 2
July 1, 2003 - September 30, 2006
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- Establish a raceway-based hatchery at the Guam Aquaculture Development and Training Center with the broodstock matured during the first year of the project.
- Determine reproductive rates for each of the five tilapia strains under investigation.
- Determine the management requirements for broodstock in a raceway/hapa system.
- 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.
- 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.