Project Details

Improvement of Tilapia Stocks in Hawaii Phase I: Collection and Identification of Present Stocks

July 1, 1993

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
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
  1. 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.
  2. Morphometrically and genetically assess the status of farmed stocks from 12 sites and wild tilapia stocks from 12 sites on six Hawaiian islands.
  3. Determine growth characteristics of existing farmed tilapias, and compare the data with available scientific literature.
  4. 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.