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Hawai‘i Aquaculture Collaborative

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Aqua+Culture video: Taste Our Love for Hawaiʻi
Through the eyes of world renown chefs, this video showcases Hawaiʻi aquaculture from our unique history of food sustainability through loko iʻa to modern day innovations like Blue Ocean Mariculture and Big Island Abalone (Length = 28:31). A collaboration with the Hawaiʻi Ag Foundation.

Aquaculture Training Programs in Hawaiʻi

HDOA Aquaculture Development Program Strategic Plan 2023-2033

Working Group Meeting Summaries & Materials

Tech & Research: What’s Next for Aquaculture Permitting in Federal Waters? – Nov 9, 2022 Slides & Recording

Tech & Research: Manufacturing Aquafeeds in Hawaiʻi – Is it Feasible? – Oct 12, 2022 – Slides & Recording

Tech & Research: Charting a Responsible Path Forward for US Offshore Aquaculture – Sept 15, 2022 – Recording; Passcode: 5Bb?c0TB
Environmental Defense Fund Aquaculture Innovation Centers Fact Sheet

August 2022 Update and Actions

Tech & Research: Sashimi with a Softer Footprint – Sustainable Feeds for Farming Marine Fish in Hawaiʻi – August 10, 2022 – Slides & Recording

Tech & Research: Cyanobacteria vs Diatom Production in a Restored Loko Iʻa (help us grow clams!) – July 13, 2022 –  Slides & Recording

What’s the Catch? Cultivating Hawaiʻi’s Seafood Future – June 2022
Keynote Presentation speaker Dick Jones from Blue Ocean Mariculture discusses aquaculture and its potential in Hawaiʻi and globally (Length = 15:40). Panel Discussion, moderated by Senator Glenn Wakai, features Alexia Akbay from Symbrosia, John Dobovan from Kulahaven Farms, and Ikaika Rogerson from the Waimanalo Limu Hui (Length = 49:05). A collaboration with the Hawaiʻi Ag Foundation Eat Think Drink.

May 2022 Update and Actions

Joint Meeting: Increasing Government Support & Communications/Marketing – Mar. 8, 2022

Workforce Development – Feb. 4, 2022

Processing & Feed – Dec. 15, 2021

Communications/Marketing – Dec. 14, 2021

Technology & Research – Dec. 8, 2021

Increasing Government Support – Dec. 7, 2021

Hawaiʻi Aquaculture Collaborative Launch Summary & Materials

Hawaiʻi Aquaculture Collaborative Launch – Nov. 2, 3, & 4, 2021


Learn more about the Pacific Region Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Hub


Pacific Region Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Hub
2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7031

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