Investigation of Mullet Net-Pen Stocking Densities in Coastal Fishponds, Year 02
July 1, 1993
|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.
- Synthesize available literature and data on Hawaii fishponds in reference to socioeconomic feasibility issues related to their use as a stock enhancement resource.
- Determine the optimal stocking density for juvenile mullet in net pens.
- Compare growth and survival of juvenile mullet in net-pens with land-based tank culture.
- Establish preliminary economic data for use in analysis of the cost of net-pen operations and production.