Tag Archives: Hawaii

Hawaii Aquaculture Contacts

Business Development and Planning

Liz Xu
Economic Development Specialist
Aquaculture and Lifestock Support Service
Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture
Email Jing.xu@hawaii.gov

Business Strategies for a Successful Tilapia Farm

Education and Extension

Clyde Tamaru
Univ of Hawaii at Manoa
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Aquaculture Extension Specialist

Affiliated Associations

Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture (CTSA)
The Oceanic Institute
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Waimanalo, HI 96795
Tel: (808) 956-3385

Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association
PO Box 29398
Honolulu, Hawaii 96820

Hawaii Tilapia Culture

Hawaii’s tropical environment is suitable for growing warm-water fish like tilapia.

More information about tilapia culture in Hawaii


Hawaii has a long history of encouraging and supporting commercial aquaculture development that continues today. The state wants to use this food production technology to expand and diversify the economies on all islands and enhance overall island food selfsufficiency.
The Islands have the longest tradition of aquaculture in the United States, as evidenced by the many remarkable remnants of the coastal, stone‐walled fish ponds constructed by early Hawaiians over 800 years ago.

Permits and Regulatory Requirements for Aquaculture in Hawaii (Sept 1, 2011)

Hawaii Aquaculture Contacts

Agencies / Regulatory

Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Office of the Chairperson
1428 S. King Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
Ph: (808) 973-9560
Email: HDOA

Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources

  • Division of Aquatic Resources
    The DAR manages the State’s marine and freshwater resources through programs in commercial fisheries and aquaculture. Major program areas include projects to maximize commercial fishery and opportunities for recreational fishing consistent with the interests of the State. Other areas include aquatic resources protection, enhancement and education; recreational fisheries and issuing of fishing licenses.

Business Development Assistance

Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
P.O. Box 2359
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804

Hawaii Agribusiness Development Corporation
235 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0186

Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. #101
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii USA 96740-2637
Tel: 808-327-9585

Education and Extension

A.Q.U.A. (A Quest to Understand Aquaculture) program

Oceanic Institute
41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo, HI 96795, U.S.A.
Fax: (808) 259-5971
Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture Department
Tel: (808) 259-3168

Pacific Regional Aquaculture Information Service for Education (PRAISE)
Kristen L. Anderson, Coordinator
Science and Technology Department, Hamilton Library
2550 The Mall, University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone 808-956-2542
Fax 808-956-2547
E-mail krisa@hawaii.edu

University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program
2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822
Email: uhsgcomm@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-7031 | Fax: (808) 956-3014

Affiliated Associations

Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association
P.O. Box 29398
Honolulu, HI 96820
Email: hawaiiaqua@gmail.com