Ulana ʻIke

11 Feb: Resource habitat mapping and diet characterization of native and non-native mullet species to inform adaptive management in He‘eia Fishpond

PI: Shimi Rii
Native Hawaiian fishponds are unparalleled examples of effective, resilient, place-based food systems. This collaboratively designed and co-managed project aims to aid restoration and rehabilitation of fishponds by characterizing the diets of native and invasive mullet species using DNA analysis and biomarkers to link the fish with their prey, ideally to increase the capacity for sustainable aquaculture.