Project Details

Improving Sturgeon Farming in Hawaii, Year 01

July 1, 2001 - March 31, 2004

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $18,635 University of Hawaii at Hilo K. Hopkins
  1. 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.
  2. Establish Sturgeon Stocks. Establish at least three (six preferred) populations of A. gueldenstaedti and one other Russian species at farms throughout Hawaii.
  3. Reducing Deformity. Determine if increasing calcium concentrations in incubation water will reduce the incidence of deformity in yolk sac larvae and fingerlings.
  4. 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.
  5. Hatchery Manual. Prepare a preliminary hatchery manual for Russian sturgeons in Hawaii.


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