Project Details

Growout Trials of the Commercially Important Opakapaka, Pristipomoides filamentosus

July 1, 1997

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $30,000 Oceanic Institute and University of Hawaii at Manoa A.Ostrowski, C. Kelley, and G. Grau
  1. Collect 200 live opakapaka juveniles (fork length: 10-24 cm, weight 0.5-1.0 lbs) from their nursery grounds located outside of Kaneohe Bay.
  2. Maintain the fish at HIMB under quarantine conditions for a period of one month.
  3. Conduct a series of short-term experiments testing the tolerance of the juveniles to treatments commonly used in fish culture.
  4. Transport the fish to OI and maintain the fish in an isolated tank for a second quarantine period of one week.
  5. Conduct a growout experiment to determine the survival and growth rate of juveniles fed either a raw or pelleted diet while being held under either low or ambient lighting conditions.
  6. Provide farmers with our results as well as updates on our progress via CTSA reports, the submission of at least 1 publication in a refereed journal, and at least 1 newspaper article.