Careers in Aquaculture
We revisit the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center. The center provides hand-on experience for students in aquaculture and aquaponics. The center is more than just a place of learning; it grows ornamental fish, food fish, shellfish, and limu for the community and other aquaculture facilities. We take a look at the hatchery, where they produce juvenile fish and oysters. And, we learn about microalgae being grown to feed the fish and shellfish. The center is an important training facility for students and has helped to grow aquaculture production across the state—including the use of the Native Hawaiian Oyster, which is grown for food as well as to help clean water in places like Hilo Bay, Pearl Harbor, and the Ala Wai.
Watch the episode archived from our YouTube Watch Party Premiere with comments from our live-chat with experts from the episode, recorded Thursday April 2nd, 2020.
- University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center – PACRC
- PACRC on Facebook
- On Social: @pacrc
- PACRC Native Hawaiian Oyster Project
- UH News:
- NOAA video of Native Hawaiian Oyster Farming in a Hawaiian Fishpond, Featuring Ku’uipo McCarty
- Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS): There is a new restoration effort to mālalma the waters of Puʻuloa (Pearl Harbor) using oysters.
- Hawaii DLNR: New study investigates whether oysters can be used for ecosystem enhancement in Pearl Harbor
- US Navy: Native Oysters Making a Return to Pearl Harbor
- Hawaii News Now: Pearl Harbor was once known for oysters. Now, oysters are returning
- Honolulu Magazine: Why We’re Excited About Hawaii-grown Oysters from Kualoa Ranch
- Hawaii Public Radio: U.S. Navy To Use Native Oysters To Improve Water Quality In Pearl Harbor
- Big Island Now News Article: UH Hilo Oysters Will Clean Water at Sand Island
- West Hawaii Today: UH Hilo aquaculture program using shellfish to improve water quality
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Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.