Land Area: 16,641 sq km
EEZ (x1000): 2,148 sq km
Islands: Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, Niihau and Kahoolawe
Population: 1.4 million (2020 est.)
GDP per capita: $58,981 (2019 est.)
Aquaculture production: Hawaii 2019 aquaculture sales totaled $83.2 million, up 9 percent from 2017. Algae contributed $32.7 million and accounted for 39 percent of the total sales, down 7 percent from 2017. Ornamentals accounted for $2.64 million of total sales.
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.
Bradley ‘Kai’ Fox
NOAA Sea Grant
University of Hawaii, Manoa
SeaGrant College Program
University of Hawaii, Hilo