Project Details

Investigation of Mullet Net-Pen Stocking Densities in Coastal Fishponds, Year 02

July 1, 1993

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $60,000 Oceanic Institute, Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources, and Hawaiian Island Sea Farms K. Leber, R. Nishimoto, and M. Brooks

The overall goal of this project is to determine whether traditional Hawaiian fishponds and other in-ocean ponds can play a role in improving inshore fisheries by serving as nursery facilities for stock enhancement efforts.

  1. Synthesize available literature and data on Hawaii fishponds in reference to socioeconomic feasibility issues related to their use as a stock enhancement resource.
  2. Determine the optimal stocking density for juvenile mullet in net pens.
  3. Compare growth and survival of juvenile mullet in net-pens with land-based tank culture.
  4. Establish preliminary economic data for use in analysis of the cost of net-pen operations and production.