Improving Sturgeon Farming in Hawaii, Year 01
July 1, 2001 - March 31, 2004
|Hawaii||$18,635||University of Hawaii at Hilo||K. Hopkins|
- Training. Improve the level of technical expertise of at least six Hawaiian fish farmers so that they can nurse, handle, stage, and if possible, spawn A. gueldenstaedti.
- Establish Sturgeon Stocks. Establish at least three (six preferred) populations of A. gueldenstaedti and one other Russian species at farms throughout Hawaii.
- Reducing Deformity. Determine if increasing calcium concentrations in incubation water will reduce the incidence of deformity in yolk sac larvae and fingerlings.
- Use of Commercial Fry Feeds. Determine if readily available commercial feeds can be used effectively to grow the three species of Russian sturgeons from fry to fingerling (100g) stage.
- Hatchery Manual. Prepare a preliminary hatchery manual for Russian sturgeons in Hawaii.