Evaluation of Tilapia Species and Varieties for Establishment of a Tilapia Hatchery in Guam, Year 01
July 1, 2001 - September 30, 2004
|Guam||$50,200||University of Guam||D. Crisostomo|
To establish a functional tilapia hatchery on Guam for a self-sufficient industry using the best two strains of improved tilapia identified by this project.
- Identify, obtain and import into Guam male seedstock of five strains of tilapia.
- Evaluate the growth rate, survival, food conversion, and dress out characteristics of these five strains under local conditions in both ponds and above ground tank systems.
- Obtain, import and raise to sexual maturity broodstock of the five strains for future determination of reproductive rates and estimation of the costs of fry production at the GADTC facility.