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Apr 29, 2021

CTSA FY21 Request for Pre-Proposals

CTSA is pleased to release the FY2021 Request for Pre-Proposals. The Request lists the top priority areas and species as identified by industry stakeholders in Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, as well as instructions for submitting a pre-proposal by the deadline of 5pm HST on Friday, Continue Reading »
Mar 31, 2021

Explore the New CTSA Website

The CTSA website has undergone a full remodel under the direction of the ongoing Information Services project, which spent several months working with Hawaii based designers to create our most robust program website to date. Watch the short video below highlighting some of the new user friendly fe Continue Reading »
Mar 31, 2021

Remembering Richard Fassler

Richard Fassler, a former member of the State Aquaculture Development Program (ADP) team and the Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association, passed away on March 15, 2021 at his home in Manoa; his wife Karen and daughter Kim at his side. I want to let Richard’s many friends in the Hawaii aquacu Continue Reading »
Mar 26, 2021

CTSA Project Update: Diagnosing Diseases of Concern to Hawaii Aquaculture Producers

by RuthEllen Klinger-Bowen, Research Corporation University of Hawaii, Lei Yamasaki, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Karin Kurkjian, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Jenee Odani, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University Continue Reading »
Jan 11, 2021

CTSA 2020 Annual Accomplishment Report

The following 2-page summaries of CTSA projects that were active during 2020 are included in the Annual Accomplishment Report to the USDA. Please note: projects funded under the CTSA FY19 Plan of Work commenced recently and do not yet have significant findings to report; they are not included in thi Continue Reading »
Jan 1, 2021

CTSA 2021 Schedule

January 28, 2021 Board of Directors approves FY20 Plan of Work March 15, 2021 FY20 Plan of Work sent to USDA By May 3, 2021 Call for FY21 Pre-Proposals May 15, 2021 Mid-Term Status Reports due to CTSA June 4, 2021  Pre-proposals due for CTSA FY21 Plan of Work June 2 Continue Reading »
Oct 30, 2020

Regional e-Notes: October Letter from the Director

Aloha, As we close out Seafood Month, I would like to take a moment to reflect on a major economic impact of the global pandemic that is directly affecting our industry: supply and demand of seafood, and the closure and/or limited capacity of restaurants. As you may know, up to 65% of seafood is co Continue Reading »
Oct 29, 2020

CTSA Project Summary: ‘Opihi Aquaculture Year 5 & 6: Improving Hatchery Technology and Production

‘Opihi (Cellana spp.) aquaculture has been of interest for many years beginning in the 1970’s when research and development began on technology for the ‘opihi makai’auli or blackfoot limpet (Cellana exarata) by Gladys Corpuz (1981). However, research was halted not long after when it was fou Continue Reading »
Sep 29, 2020

Regional e-Notes: September Letter from the Director

Aloha, It is becoming common knowledge that sustainable seafood is good for our health, our planet’s health, and for our economy’s health. As we prepare to usher in Seafood Month (October), I am pleased to see bipartisan legislation in the form of the ‘Advancing the Quality and Understanding Continue Reading »
Sep 22, 2020

Eat Seafood America! Digital Toolkit

In an effort to increase seafood consumption, a coalition of seafood organizations have banded together to create Eat Seafood America!, a consumer outreach campaign aimed at boosting the seafood economy and helping Americans stay healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign has been successful w Continue Reading »
Aug 31, 2020

Regional e-Notes: August Letter from the Director

Aloha, As you are likely aware, Hawai‘i entered another pandemic-related lockdown earlier this month. Covid-19 cases are increasing in the islands at an alarming rate, and our hospital emergency rooms are nearing full capacity. Our team at CTSA is sending our condolences and healing thoughts to a Continue Reading »
Aug 20, 2020

‘Rabbitfish Hatchery and Larval Rearing’ Palau Workshop Materials

The ongoing CTSA project “Improving Rabbitfish Seed Production Capacity in Palau” held a three-day virtual training workshop in June. The workshop covered the hatchery, nursery, and grow-out protocols for the farming of rabbitfish, a popular food fish throughout the Western Pacific regio Continue Reading »