Sustainable Culture of the Edible Red Seaweed, Gracilaria parvispora, in Traditional Hawaiian Fishponds

Project Overview

SW97-025
Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1997: $95,201.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $14,202.00
Region: Western
State: Arizona
Principal Investigator:
Edward P. Glenn
Univ. of AZ, Dept. of Soil, Water & Env. Science

Annual Reports

Commodities

  • Additional Plants: seaweed

Practices

  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: extension, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, partnerships, employment opportunities, sustainability measures

    Project objectives:

    1. Establish methods to break dormancy of sporelings.
    2. Establish methods for sustainable cage cultures.
    3. Design and test seaweed cleaning machine.
    4. Disseminate information through workshops, growers' network, revised how-to manual and technical publications.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.