Using a small concrete mixer and seawater hose, researchers were able to separate live worms from the surrounding sediment, right into a harvesting net – and then into the mouths of hungry shrimp. The result? A much higher production of commercial shrimp (151%) over feeding them with frozen worms.
This and other ongoing projects highlight the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture’s 2020 Annual Progress Report Summaries, now available for download.
CTSA executive director Cheng-Sheng Lee is also happy to report that ongoing partnerships around the Pacific Basin have led to hiring Extension positions in Hawaiʻi and Guam, as well as new research opportunities here and in Micronesia.
“These are the types of activities that greatly help to create and increase strong aquaculture partnerships across the region,” he writes in the latest CTSA Regional e-notes.