Oceanic Institute (OI) Researchers and Graduate Students Present at Aquaculture Conference

Dr Chad Callan presenting at Aquaculture America conference

Ten individuals conducting research at OI of HPU gave six presentations at the Feb. 9 through 12 Aquaculture America 2020 conference, sponsored by the World Aquaculture Society, and held in Honolulu. The conference featured world-class speakers and delegates from around the globe to discuss the science, technology, business, and social aspects of aquaculture. More than 40 current and former OI employees participated in the conference, representing about 2% of the total attendees. This fact is a testament to OI’s influence on the global aquaculture industry. 

The OI research presentations included:      

  • Chatham K. Callan, Tom Bowling

YELLOW TANG Zebrasoma flavescens AQUACULTURE IN HAWAII; AN UPDATE ON COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRESS AT OCEANIC INSTITUTE

 

  • Chatham K. Callan, Aurora I Burgess, Renee Touse, Miguel Delos Santos

INCREASING SURVIVAL AND GROWTH IN LARVAL LEOPARD CORAL GROUPER Plectropomus leopardus USING INTENSIVELY CULTURED COPEPOD NAUPLII

 

  • Spencer Davis

A DESCRIPTION OF COPEPOD CULTURE TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE AT THE OCEANIC INSTITUTE; Davis’ presentation is posted here.

 

  • Renee Touse, Catherine Unabia

INCREASING SURVIVAL, COMPETENCE AND POST SETTLEMENT SURVIVAL IN LARVAL Tripneustes gratilla THROUGH VARIOUS STOCKING DENSITIES

 

  • Elizabeth Groover, Catham Callan, Renee Touse, Katie Hiew, Andrew Corley, Spencer Davis, Erin Pereira

PLAN FOR ADDRESSING EARLY BOTTLENECKS IN Zebrasoma flavenscens LARVAL SURVIVAL

 

  • Shaun Moss

WHY ASIAN SHRIMP FARMERS GROW PACIFIC WHITE SHRIMP Litopenaeus vannamei: A REMINDER OF HAWAII’S RECENT PAST 

 

OI scientists are Chatham Callan, Andrew Corley, Liz Grover, Katie Hiew, and Shaun Moss. Master of Science in Marine Science students are Spencer Davis and Renee Touse and alumni Erin Pereira and Aurora Burgess, who work or have worked under Callan, the Director of the Finfish Program. Catherine Unabia is a member of the College of Natural and Computational Sciences faculty.     

In advance of the conference, attendees participated in marine aquaculture tours hosted by the National Atmospheric Administration, Oceanic Institute of HPU, Hawaii Sea Grant, and Kualoa Ranch, and The Garden Island on Kauai news outlet covered it. See story at  https://www.thegardenisland.com/2020/02/08/hawaii-news/boosting-hawaii-aquaculture/