Land Area: 16,641 sq km
EEZ (x1000): 2,148 sq km

Islands: Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Niihau and Kahoolawe

Population: 1.42 million (2014 est.)
GDP per capita: $48,914 (2014)

Aquaculture production: In 2014, Hawaii aquaculture sales reached a record high of $78.2 million. Algae contributed $33.1 million and 42 percent of the sales, while ‘other species’ made up the other 58 percent.

Aquacultured species: Over thirty aquatic plant and animal species are being raised for research or commercial production for food. Some of these include freshwater prawns, marine shrimp, seaweeds, tilapia, catfish, carp, oysters, clams, rainbow trout, salmon, abalone, mahimahi, koi, moi (Pacific threadfin), snails, frogs and microalgae.

Extension Contacts:
University of Hawaii, Manoa

Kevin Hopkins
SeaGrant College Program
University of Hawaii, Hilo
P. 808-933-3290
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