Chatham Callan PH.D.

Director - Finfish Department, Oceanic Institute

EDUCATION  

  • Ph.D., Marine Biology, University of Maine
  • M.S., Marine Biology, University of Maine              
  • B.S., Marine Biology, Fairleigh Dickinson University

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

 

Dr. Chatham ("Chad") Callan been a researcher at Oceanic Institute (OI) for 15+ years and was promoted to his current position as Director of the Finfish Department in 2013. His research interests are centered on the culture of numerous marine fish species ranging from Mullet, Jacks, Rabbitfish and Groupers as well as ornamental species such as Dwarf Angelfish and Yellow Tang. In 2015, his lab at OI was the first to successfully culture the Yellow Tang, which is the most commercially important reef species in that region. His lab continues to refine the culture processes for this, and many other, marine species in aims to provide additional sustainable alternatives to their wild collection. Dr. Callan is author/co-author on > 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and conference proceedings about various aspects of fish aquaculture and he has worked on aquaculture projects in Palau, Saipan and the Federated States of Micronesia.

 

 

SELECTED GRANTS

 

Year

Funding Agency

Project

Award

2021-2023

NOAA - SK

Engaging Hawaii’s Fishing Community to Establish Marine Aquaculture Techniques for Kumu, an Endemic Hawaiian Goatfish (Parupeneus porphyreus)

$295,409

2021-2022

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, USDA

Partnering public aquariums with aquaculture institutions for rapidly diversifying coral reef fish aquaculture in Hawaii

$50,000

2020-2021

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, USDA

Improving live feeds production efficiency: a bottom-up approach to increase marine finfish aquaculture yields

$46,090

2020-2022

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, USDA

Improving Forktail Rabbitfish (Siganus argenteus) production in the CNMI

$200,000

2019-2021

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, USDA

Optimizing coral grouper culture to promote rapid commercialization in the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands

$151,300

2018-2021

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, USDA

Improving the commercial aquaculture feasibility for Yellow Tang

$300,000

2017-2019

NOAA- SK

Transitioning Traditional Hawaiian Fishponds into Sustainable Aquaculture Enterprises

 

$297,000

2016

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

Culture of Hawaiian Reef Species

$150,000

2014

Conservation International & Ulu Pono Initiative

Ensuring Fingerling Supplies for Hawaiian Fishponds

 

$237,000

Chatham Callan

Director
PH.D.

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