Seminar: Establishing Sea Cucumber and Pearl Oyster Hatchery Production and Farming
CTSA and the Oceanic Institute of HPU are excited to welcome sea cucumber and pearl oyster aquaculture expert Masahiro Ito to Oahu for his free seminar on ‘Establishing Sea Cucumber and Pearl Oyster Hatchery Production and Farming in the Pacific Islands.’
Tuesday, August 1, 2018
Starting at 1pm
Oceanic Institute Learning Center, Waimanalo
The one-day seminar at OI is open to the public and will include detailed presentations and technology transfer on sea cucumber and pearl oyster aquaculture. It will be followed by a closed workshop to establish sea cucumber hatchery production at OI as part of the ongoing CTSA-supported IMTA project.
Masahiro Ito has served as the Principal Investigator of CTSA-supported projects to establish sea cucumber and black-lip pearl oyster aquaculture in the Federated States of Micronesia. Under his guidance, the College of Micronesia hatchery began producing and providing seedstock for local pearl and sea cucumber farms, including three community-run farms he helped to establish. He has also led extensive training for more than fifty Micronesian technicians in hatchery technology, husbandry, pearl grafting, and accessory making. In 2015 Ito-san relocated from the FSM back to his home in Australia, but regularly travels to the Pacific Island region to conduct intensive training workshops.