Project Details

Expansion and Diversification of Freshwater Tropical Fish Culture, Year 02

July 1, 1996

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $100,000 University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service and University of Hawaii at Manoa C. Tamaru, R. Bailey, B. Cole, and C. Brown
  1. Expand the current number of farms/individuals commercially producing freshwater ornamentals and diversify tropical fish culture by incorporating an additional five species to the inventory already being supported by CTSA.
  2. Collaborate with the private sector and the state aquatic veterinarian with the importation of additional species by providing facilities and maintenance during quarantine period where diagnostics to screen incoming fish for pathogens will also be provide.
  3. Introduce production/marketing infrastructure scenarios to tropical fish growers in Hawaii.
  4. Conduct extension activities in the form of technical workshops (n=3), site visitation, verbal consultations and providing literature in support of development of additional farms geared towards the culture of freshwater tropical fish in Hawaii.