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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

Pacific Islands Offshore Aquaculture Permitting Guide

Working Group Meeting Summaries, Materials, & Other Resources

Tech & Research brown bag: Campbell Feed Facility Update – Nov 8, 2023 Slides & Recording

Tech & Research brown bag: Enhancing Hawaiiʻs Food Security Through Aquaculture – Oct 11, 2023 Slides & Recording

Article: Hawaii’s Aquaculture Industry Is Set To Boom But It Needs State Help – Oct 4, 2023

THRIVE Agrifood Summit Panel: Strategic Planning Discussion for Hawaiʻi Aquaculture – Sept 27, 2023 Slides; recording will be posted when available

Tech & Research brown bag: HDOA+Industry Discussion: Strengthen & Grow HI Aquaculture – Aug 12, 2023 Recording

Tech & Research brown bag: HDOA’s Plans for Restorative Aquaculture – July 12, 2023 Slides & Recording

Tech & Research brown bag: Aquaculture Priority Planning – June 26, 2023 Slides & Recording*
*There were breakout discussions from 14:28-32:45. Skip ahead during this blank space.

Tech & Research brown bag: Perspectives on a changing coastal ecosystem in Ewa Beach, Oahu: How can restorative aquaculture contribute to community-based ecosystem healing? – June 14, 2023 Slides

Tech & Research brown bag: 2023 Hawaiʻi Aquaculture Legislative Wrap Up – May 17, 2023 Slides & Recording

Tech & Research brown bag: HATCH Aquaculture Innovation Incubator Platform Driven to Boost Talent & Long-Term Industry Growth in Hawaiʻi & Around the World – Apr 6, 2023 – recording

Tech & Research brown bag: Intellectual Property Strategies for Emerging Biotech Companies – Apr 24, 2023 – recording, Passcode: a0hrz#=2

Review and recommendations for SB 818 SD1 – Transferring the Aquaculture Development Program from HDOA to the Agribusiness Development Corp in DBEDT – Mar 2023

Increasing Government Support: SB 818 meeting with Senator Dela Cruz, Senate WAM staff, and industry leaders (transferring aquaculture from HDOA to ADC) – Mar 21, 2023 Recording

Tech & Research: Using modern technology to raise fish and limu (seaweed) to restore loko iʻa (Hawaiian fishponds) – Mar 15, 2023 Recording

Increasing Government Support for Aquaculture: Hawaiʻi Aquaculture & Aquaponics Association Mid-Term Status Report on 2023 Aquaculture Bills – March 2023

Tech & Research: Aquaculture Bills in the 2023 Legislative Session – how can industry influence aquaculture policy? – Feb 15, 2023 Slides & Recording

Tech & Research: How can aquaculture projects get funded? – Jan 18, 2023 Slides & Recording

January 2023 – Updated Policies and Long-Term Support Needed for Hawaiʻi Aquaculture in the 2023 Legislative Session, New Biennium, and Beyond

December 2022 Call to Action & Updates

Tech & Research: What Would It Cost to Produce Aquaculture Feed Using Local Ingredients in Hawaiʻi? – Dec 14, 2022 Slides & Recording

Increasing Government Support – Nov 2022 – Policies and Long Term Support Needed for the Hawaiʻi Aquaculture Industry in the 2023 Legislative Session, the New Biennium, and Beyond – updated in Jan 2023

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


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

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