Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $130,052 University of Hawaii at Manoa Jinzeng Yang, PhD and Michael Kantar, PhD

Overall Goals
To apply DNA-based testing tools for effective fish genetic managements in a given population. With these DNA testing tools, local fish farmers can carry out their own broodstock selections.

1. To develop micro-satellite DNA markers and COI DNA barcoding methods for monitoring inbreeding or FDNA for tilapia, and some other locally valuable fish species used in fish farms.
2. To collaborate with local fish farms for fin clip samples for DNA testing and report DNA genetic variations and genetic coefficient of inbreeding (COI).
3. To apply DNA-based testing results for fish genetics and breeding to support production management in collaboration with interested farmers or entities.