Project Details

Kahala Broodstock Management

July 1, 2006 - September 30, 2008

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $92,500 Oceanic Institute C. Laidley
  1. Design and commission a two-tank recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) for holding kahala broodstock.
  2. Establish an expanded kahala broodstock population (eight tanks, four at Oceanic Institute and four at Kona Blue) for study of broodstock holding systems.
  3. Compare broodstock health and performance in flow-through versus water-reuse broodstock holding systems, using either water derived from saltwater wells (OI) or ocean water (KB).
  4. Evaluate long-term effects of a formulated commercial diet on broodstock health and reproductive performance at both OI and KB.
  5. Disseminate project findings on kahala broodstock holding conditions through presentation of results at the annual Hawaii Aquaculture Association meeting and through an article in the CTSA newsletter Regional Notes.