One Fish Many Stories

April 28, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Agricultural Sciences Building 219 Add to Calendar

Catfish aquaculture contributes almost 17.5 percent to overall freshwater fish production. Production takes place mostly in tropical and subtropical areas of North America and Asia. Of the seven exploited catfish families, Ictaluridae and Clariidae represent over 95 percent of worldwide production.

Clarias batrachus is one of the important calriid candidate species for aquaculture. This fish is highly preferred by consumers, but it has drastically declined from our natural resources during the past decade. We have studied the possible reasons for this decline using various approaches, including molecular population genetics (nuclear and mitochondrial markers) ecological considerations, taxonomical impediments, and culture difficulties.

This seminar will focus on the conservation possibilities and stock improvements of C. batrachus

Dr. GD Khedkar is the scientific director, Paul Hebert Centre for DNA Barcoding and Biodiversity Studies and associate professor, Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad

Currently, Dr. Khedkar is a visiting professor at UH on a special scholar abroad grant hosted by Dr. David Haymer, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology and Dr. Tetsuzan Benny Ron Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

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Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, Mānoa Campus

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