Project Details

Exploratory Study of Hawaii and Guam as High Health Aquaculture Stock Centers, Year 01

July 1, 1990

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $39,791 University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanic Institute, Hawaii Aquaculture Development Program, and Guam Department of Commerce C. Brown, G.D. Pruder, J. Brock, and W. FitzGerald

The primary goal of this project is to make a careful assessment of the opportunity for establishing centers for the production, maintenance, and distribution of specific-pathogen-free (SPF) aquaculture animal stocks in Hawaii and/or Guam. This will involve:

  1.   Constructing an overview of established agricultural methods for producing, maintaining, and distributing specific-pathogen-free livestock – specifically chicken, pigs, and cattle – in the United States.
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  3.   Constructing an overview of established aquacultural methods for developing, maintaining, and distributing (SPF) livestock (U.S. catfish, trout, and salmon, Norwegian salmon, Japanese flounder, and the international ornamental fish trades).
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  5.   Conducting a preliminary survey of the demand for SPF marine shrimp in Hawaii and Guam.
  6.   Estimating the approximate world market size and market value of at least three species of SPF marine shrimp stock (P. vannamei, P. monodon and P. chinensis).
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  8.   Developing a business opportunity report which includes a preliminary business plan, system design, and operating protocol for a modular facility for the housing and distribution of SPF broodstock and seed animals. Such facilities will be designed for use with marine shrimp and other aquaculture species. Estimate potential operating and capital costs and rates of return for selected species and levels of production