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Armando GarcĂ­a-Ortega

Armando GarcĂ­a-Ortega
Dr. Armando GarcĂ­a-Ortega

Assistant Professor of Fisheries & Aquaculture
B.S., National Autonomous University of Mexico
M.S., University of Ghent, Belgium
Ph.D., Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Courses

  • AQUA 262 Intro Aquaculture (3)
  • AQUA 352-352L Aquaculture of Fishes (3), Aquaculture of Fishes Lab (1)
  • AQUA 425-425L Water Qual & Aquatic Product (3), Water Qual & Aquatic Prod Lab (1)
  • AQUA 466 Fisheries Science (3)
  • AGEN 400 Aquaculture Engineering (4)

Research Interests

  • Aquaculture of local marine fish species: opakapaka (pink snapper), kahala (Almaco jack), hapuÊ»upuÊ»u (giant grouper)
  • Nutrition and feeding of fish
  • Use of plant/algae-derived protein and lipid ingredients in feeds for carnivorous fish

Selected Publications

  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Verreth, J., Vermis, K., Nelis, H., Sorgeloos, P. and Verstegen, M. 2010. Laboratory investigation of daily food intake and gut evacuation in larvae of African catfish Clarias gariepinus under different feeding conditions. Aquaculture International 18:119-134.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Muy-Rangel, D., Puello-Cruz, A., Villa-LĂłpez, Y., Escalante-Rojas, M. and Preciado-Iñiguez, K. 2010. Use of plant-derived ingredients as protein and lipid sources in practical feeds for carnivorous marine fish. In: Cruz-SuĂĄrez E., Ricque D., Tapia-Salazar, M., Nieto-LĂłpez, M., Villareal-Cavazos D., Gamboa-Delgado, J. (Eds.). Advances in Aquatic Nutrition X – Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Aquatic Nutrition. Nov. 8-10, 2010. Monterrey, Mexico. pp. 321-340.
  • Abdo-de la Parra, I., GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., MartĂ­nez-RodrĂ­guez, I., GonzĂĄlez-RodrĂ­guez, B., Velasco-Blanco, G., HernĂĄndez, C. and Duncan, N. 2010. An intensive rearing protocol for larvae of the bullseye puffer, Sphoeroides annulatus (Jenyns). Aquaculture Research 41:e554-e560.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. 2009. Nutrition and feeding research in spotted rose snapper (Lutjanus guttatus) and bullseye puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus), new species for marine aquaculture. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 36:69-80.
  • Puello-Cruz, A.C., GonzĂĄlez-RodrĂ­guez, B. and GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. 2008. Research on the production and use of copepods in marine larviculture. In: E. Cruz, D. Ricque, M. Tapia, M. Nieto, D. Villareal, J.P. Lazo, M.T. Viana (Eds.). Proceedings of the IX International Symposium on Aquatic Nutrition. Nov. 24-27, 2008. Ensenada, Mexico. pp. 90-107.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. 2007. Current state of research and production of bullseye puffer Sphoeroides annulatus. In: GonzĂĄlez-FĂ©lix, M.L., Bringas-Alvarado, L., PĂ©rez-VelĂĄzquez, M., Meza-GarcĂ­a, S. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd International Aquaculture Forum. Hermosillo, Mexico. Nov. 28-30, 2007. pp. 58-83.
  • Focken, U., Schlechtriem, C., von Wuthenau, M., GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Puello-Cruz, A. and Becker, K. 2006. Panagrellus redivivus mass produced on solid media as live food for Litopenaeus vannamei larvae. Aquaculture Research, 37:1429-1436.
  • GarcĂ­a-Gasca, A., Galaviz, M., GutiĂ©rrez, J. and GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. 2006. Development of the digestive tract, trypsin activity and gene expression in eggs and larvae of the bullseye puffer fish (Sphoeroides annulatus). Aquaculture, 251:366-376.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Abdo, I., Duncan, N., RodrĂ­guez, E., Velasco, G., GonzĂĄlez, B., Puello, A. and MartĂ­nez, I. 2005. Larval rearing of spotted rose snapper Lutjanus guttatus under experimental conditions. In: C.I. Hendry, G. Van Stappen, M. Wille and P. Sorgeloos (Eds.) Larvi ’05- Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. European Aquaculture Society, Special Publication No. 36, Oostende, Belgium. pp. 172-175.
  • Lazo, J.P., Zacarias, M, Muguet, J.B., Vargas, D., Medina, C., GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Conklin, D.E. and Piedrahita, R.H. 2005. Characterizing the digestive physiology of California halibut (Paralichthys californicus) larvae: towards developing suitable microdiets and weaning protocols. In: C.I. Hendry, G. Van Stappen, M. Wille and P. Sorgeloos (Eds.) Larvi ’05- Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. European Aquaculture Society, Special Publication No. 36, Oostende, Belgium. pp. 274-277.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Abdo, I. and HernĂĄndez, C. 2003. Weaning of bullseye puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus) larvae from live food to microparticulate diets made with decapsulated cysts of Artemia and fishmeal. Aquaculture International 11:183-194.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., HernĂĄndez, C., Abdo de la Parra, I. and GonzĂĄlez-RodrĂ­guez, B. 2002. Advances in the nutrition and feeding of the bullseye puffer Sphoeroides annulatus. In: E. Cruz -SuĂĄrez, D. Ricque-Marie, M. Tapia-Salazar, G. Gaxiola-CortĂ©s, N. Simoes, (Eds.). Proceedings of the VI International Symposium on Aquatic Nutrition. Sep. 3-6, 2002, Cancun, Mexico. pp. 187-196.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Huisman, E.A., Sorgeloos, P. and Verreth, J. 2001. Evaluation of protein quality in microbound starter diets made with decapsulated cysts of Artemia and fishmeal for fish larvae. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 32:317-329.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Verreth, J. and Segner, H. 2000. Post-prandial protease activity in the digestive tract of African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) larvae fed decapsulated cysts of Artemia. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 22:237-244.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Verreth, J., Van Hoornyck, A. and Segner, H. 2000. Heat treatment affects protein quality and protease activity in decapsulated cysts of Artemia when used as starter food for larvae of African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell). Aquaculture Nutrition, 6:25-31.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Koussoulaki, A., Boer, H. and Verreth, J. 2000. In vitro protein digestibility of Artemia decapsulated cysts and nauplii, and of microbound diets for larval fish. Aquaculture Research, 31:475-478.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A., Verreth, J.A.J., Segner, H., Coutteau, P., Huisman, E.A. and Sorgeloos, P. 1998. Biochemical and enzymatic characterization of decapsulated cysts and nauplii of the brine shrimp Artemia at different developmental stages. Aquaculture, 161:501-514.

Books and book chapters

  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. and Calvario MartĂ­nez, O. 2008. Best Aquaculture Practices for Food Safety in Tilapia Production. Food Safety Program SENASICA/SAGARPA, Mexico. 156 pp. ISBN: 978-968-5384-14-8. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Feeding (SAGARPA), Mexico. (In Spanish)
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. and Calvario MartĂ­nez, O. 2008. Best Aquaculture Practices for Food Safety in Catfish Production. Food Safety Program SENASICA/SAGARPA, MĂ©xico. 148 pp. ISBN: 978-968-5384-13-1. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Feeding (SAGARPA), Mexico. (In Spanish)
  • Puello-Cruz, A.C., GonzĂĄlez-RodrĂ­guez, B., GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. and GĂłmez, S. 2004. Use of a tropical harpacticoid copepod Tisbe monozota Bowman, 1962 (Copepoda:Harpacticoida: Tisbidae) as live food in marine larviculture. In: (Hendrickx, M.E. ed.) Contributions to the Study of East Pacific Crustaceans 3. ICMyL, UNAM, Mexico. pp. 177-187.
  • GarcĂ­a-Ortega, A. and Calvario MartĂ­nez, O. 2003. Best Aquaculture Practices for Food Safety in Rainbow Trout Production. Food Safety Program SENASICA-SAGARPA. 86 pp. ISBN: 968-5384-05-3. Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Feeding (SAGARPA). (In Spanish)

Contact Information

Armando GarcĂ­a-Ortega, Associate Professor, Aquaculture
Tel: (808) 932-7031
Fax: (808) 932-7037
Email: agarciao@hawaii.edu
Office: Business Office Building, room 118A
Mail: 200 W Kāwili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091

UH Hilo - Pacific Aquaculture & Coastal Resources Center
1079 Kalanianaole Avenue
Hilo, HI 96720
Tel: (808) 933-3289
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