Hawai‘i Aquaculture Collaborative
The purpose of the Hawai‘i Aquaculture Collaborative (HAC) is to (1) engage industry to identify and act upon collaborative opportunities to grow and strengthen aquaculture in Hawai‘i, and (2) to organize and leverage resources and public partners to support industry-driven initiatives.
Collaboration is vital to capitalize on the potential and brand of Hawai‘i’s aquaculture industry to contribute to future food sustainability and economic diversity in our state. We revere Hawai‘i’s 800+ years of tradition, culture, and innovation in aquaculture. The path forward will be through technological advances that build upon these traditions, and synergy that unites the industry to increase and share efficiencies; increase information sharing and research; increase communication and collaboration between businesses, the public sector, and our community; and increase opportunities to work together, as appropriate. This collaborative also recognizes that partnering and aligning with agriculture, the fishing industry, and other food-focused initiatives will strengthen our collective efforts and impacts towards what we believe are our common goals: to increase Hawai‘i’s food security and diversify our economy.
The HAC was launched through the generous support of NOAA and is convened and facilitated by the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program and its Center for Sustainable Aquaculture and Coastal Resources.
For more information, please contact:
Learn more about the Center for Sustainable Aquaculture and Coastal Resources
Center for Sustainable Aquaculture and Coastal Resources
2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7031
Maria Haws, Ph.D.
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