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Hawaii’s tropical environment is suitable for growing warm-water fish like tilapia.
More information about tilapia culture in Hawaii
- Aquaculture of Tilapia in Hawaii
- Aquaponic systems grow food sustainably
- Growing Tilapia and Vegetable with Aquaponics
- Tilapia looking for a little respect
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.
Agencies / Regulatory
- Aquaculture Development Program (ADP) – Honolulu, Hawaii
ADP is a planning, development and problem-solving organization, whose goals are to get Hawaii’s aquaculture production and service businesses started, and once started — to ensure their success.
- Hawaii Agricultural Products Database
This database includes aquaculture farms, both food or ornamental, and provides contact and product information.
- 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
Education and Extension
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
Hawaii Aquaculture and Aquaponics Association
P.O. Box 29398
Honolulu, HI 96820