The UH Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center provides hand-on experience for students in aquaculture and aquaponics.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center is featured in this April episode of Voice of the Sea. Voice of the Sea episodes are broadcast on TV in Hawaiʻi, American Samoa, Guam, Palau, The Federated States of Micronesia, and The Marshall Islands. Full episodes and trailers are available online. Voice of the Sea is also available on their YouTube channel and Vimeo channels.
The UH Hilo Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center provides hand-on experience for students in aquaculture and aquaponics. The center is more than just a place of learning; it grows ornamental fish, food fish, shellfish, and limu for the community and other aquaculture facilities. The episode takes a look at the hatchery, where they produce juvenile fish and oysters. The viewer learns about microalgae being grown to feed the fish and shellfish. The center is an important training facility for students and has helped to grow aquaculture production across the state—including the use of the Native Hawaiian Oyster, which is grown for food as well as to help clean water in places like Hilo Bay, Pearl Harbor, and the Ala Wai.