Project Details

Ornamental Aquaculture Technology Transfer

July 1, 1992 - October 1, 1994

LocationFundingInstitutionPrincipal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $57,929 C. Brown, B. Miller, P. Olin, R. Bailey, and F. Chapman

The overall goal of this project is to establish consistent production and marketing of ornamental fish on existing Hawaii aquaculture farms.

  1. Obtain an assessment of the U.S. ornamental market.
  2. Hire and retain an expert in the commercial ornamental fish culture to support development of an ornamental production industry in Hawaii.
  3. Import and evaluate the culture potential of selected ornamental fish species.
  4. Evaluate the production economics of breeding and grow-out in selected species.
  5. Establish ornamental fish in commercial production on cooperating aquaculture farms in Hawaii.
  6. Conduct a business feasibility analysis in conjunction with the Pacific Business Center, University of Hawaii.
  7. Reduce Amazon basin fish using reverse osmosis technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii Sea Grant Extension Service, and University of Florida