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Aquaculture of Tilapia in Hawaii

March 16, 8:30am - 1:00pm
Windward Campus, Akoakoa 103/105

Hear about the challenges and opportunities of farming tilapia in Hawaii from commercial aquaculture and aquaponics producers. Learn what the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) researchers and extension faculty are doing to expand and diversify tilapia aquaculture in Hawaii. Workshop attendees will be participating in a brainstorming session focused to obtain input on two challenges facing Hawaii’s tilapia stakeholders.

Workshop Fee

$25 per person (non-HAAA memebers, includes 1 year HAAA membership)

$10 per person (HAAA members)

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Doug Dykstra, Chancellor, Windward Community College,” Welcome and Windward Community College Highlights”

Ron Weidenbach, President, Hawaii Aquaculture & Aquaponics Association, “An Overview of Tilapia Farming in Hawaii, Past, Present, and Future”

Liz J. Xu, Economic Development Specialist, Dept. of Agriculture, Aquaculture & Livestock Support Services, “Business Strategies For A Successful Tilapia Farm”

Reyn Horner, President, Hapa Farms, “Benefits and Challenges of an Fno Free Hatchery”

Lei Yamasaki, DVM, Aquatic Veterinarian, Hawaii Department of Agriculture

Dr. Yong Soo Kim and Bich Tran, Associate Professor, CTAHR, Department of Human Nutrition and Animal Science, “Growth Characteristics of Two Tilapia Species in Hawaii”

Dr. Corilee Watters, Ph.D., CTAHR, Dept. of Human Nutrition and Animal Science, “Omega3 Enrichment of Tilapia”

Clyde S. Tamaru, Ph.D. Aquaculture Specialist, CTAHR, Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering. “Update on Francisella noatunensis subsp. Orientalis (Fno), A Pathogen Infecting Wild and Cultured Tilapia in Hawaii”


Windward Community College, Career and Community Education

Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture

Event Sponsor
Career and Community Education, Windward Campus

More Information
Clyde Tamaru, 342-1063,,

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