Improvement of Tilapia Stocks in Hawaii Phase I: Collection and Identification of Present Stocks
July 1, 1993
|Hawaii||$49,180||University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Okamura Fish Farms||K. Hopkins, L. Hallacher, T. Iwai, G. Grau, and W. Okamura|
- Review the international, national, and Hawaii technical and regulatory status of tilapia stocks and strains as related to improvement of the tilapia aquaculture industry in Hawaii.
- Morphometrically and genetically assess the status of farmed stocks from 12 sites and wild tilapia stocks from 12 sites on six Hawaiian islands.
- Determine growth characteristics of existing farmed tilapias, and compare the data with available scientific literature.
- Recommend measures to improve existing stocks with the available stocks, or propose importations of new tilapia strains or species based upon review of the collected information.