Dr. Armando García-Ortega

Armando García-Ortega

(808) 932-7031

agarciao@hawaii.edu

(808) 932-7037

Business Office Building, room 118A

B.S. in Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
M.S. in Aquaculture, Cum Laude, Ghent University, Belgium
Ph.D. Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

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Courses

  • AQUA 262 Intro Aquaculture (3)
  • AQUA 254 Nutrition of Aquatic Organisms (3)
  • AQUA 425 Water Qual & Aquatic Product (3)
  • AQUA 425L Water Qual & Aquatic Prod Lab (1)
  • AQUA 466 Fisheries Science (3)
  • AG 100 Intro to Agricultural Sciences (3)
  • AGEN 400 Aquaculture Engineering (4)

Aquaculture Students and Faculty at PACRCAQUA 262 Introduction to Aquaculture

ResearchGiant grouper (hapuʻupuʻu) broodstock

AQUA 352 LFarmed longfin yellowtail Seriola (kahala)

Fish LabLand-based Seriola cage harvesting

Research Interests

  • Land-based aquaculture production of local species of marine fish: ʻōpakapaka (pink snapper Pristipomoides filamentosus), kahala (longfin yellowtail Seriola rivoliana), hāpuʻupuʻu (giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus), ʻamaʻama (striped mullet Mugil cephalus)
  • Sustainable fish feed production and feeding protocols
  • Farming omnivorous and carnivorous fish with algae-based feeds using Spirulina, Schizochytrium, Haematococcus, and other alternative ingredients as yeast, bacteria and insect meals
  • Land-based integrated farming of marine fish and seaweeds in recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)

ResearchFeeding trial with striped mullet (ʻama ʻama) juveniles

ResearchŌpakapaka and ūkīkiki (gindai)

ResearchSpirulina-algae-soybean based fish feeds

ResearchTesting algae-based feeds in tilapia

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

Industry Outreach Books

Conference Proceedings

  • García-Ortega, A., Daw, A. and Hopkins, K. 2013. Feeding hatchery-produced larvae of the giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus. In: Rust, M., Olin, P., Bagwill, A., Fujitani, M. (eds). Proceedings of the 40th U.S.-Japan Aquaculture Panel Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 22-23, 2012. U.S. Dept. Commerce, NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-F/SPO-136, pp 36-43.
  • García-Ortega, A., Muy-Rangel, D., Puello-Cruz, A., Villa-López, 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 Suárez E., Ricque D., Tapia-Salazar, M., Nieto-López, M., Villareal-Cavazos D., Gamboa-Delgado, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the X International Symposium on Aquatic Nutrition, November 8-10, 2010. UANL, Monterrey, Mexico, pp. 321-340. (In Spanish).
  • Puello-Cruz, A.C., González-Rodríguez, B. and García-Ortega, A. 2008. Research on production and use of copepods in marine larviculture. pp. 90-107. Eds: E. Cruz, D. Ricque, M. Tapia, M. Nieto, D. Villareal, J.P. Lazo, M.T. Viana. Proceedings of the IX International Symposium on Aquatic Nutrition. Nov. 24-27, 2008, Ensenada, México. (In Spanish).
  • García Ortega, A. 2007. Current state of research on the production of bullseye puffer fish Sphoeroides annulatus. In: González-Félix, M.L., Bringas-Alvarado, L., Pérez-Velázquez, M., Meza-García, S. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd International Aquaculture Forum. Hermosillo, Mexico. Nov. 28-30, 2007. pp. 58-83. (In Spanish).
  • García-Ortega, A., Abdo, I., Duncan, N., Rodríguez, E., Velasco, G., González, B., Puello, A. and Martínez, 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.
  • García-Ortega, A., Verreth, J., Vermis, K., Nelis, H.J., Sorgeloos, P. and Verstegen. M.W.A. 2005. Estimation of daily food intake and gut evacuation under different feeding conditions in African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) larvae. 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. 176-179.
  • Lazo, J.P., Zacarias, M, Muguet, J.B., Vargas, D., Medina, C., García-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.
  • García-Ortega, A. and Calvario Martínez, O. 2003. Importance of Good Aquaculture Practices to ensure food safety in rainbow trout farming. Proceedings of the II International Meeting on Trout Production, Quality and Food Safety, and Sustained Development. Autonomous University of Mexico State, Nov. 26-28, 2003. Toluca, Mexico. pp. 1-5. (In Spanish).
  • García-Ortega, A., Hernández, C., Abdo de la Parra, I. and González-Rodríguez, B. 2002. Advances in the nutrition and feeding of the bullseye puffer Sphoeroides annulatus. In: E. Cruz -Suárez, D. Ricque-Marie, M. Tapia-Salazar, G. Gaxiola-Cortés, N. Simoes, (Eds.). Proceedings of the VI International Symposium on Aquatic Nutrition. Sep. 3-6, 2002, Cancun, QR, Mexico. pp. 187-196.
  • García Ortega, A. and Abdo de la Parra, I. 2002. Nutrition and feeding in ornamental fish. Proceedings of the 6th National Meeting in Ornamental Fish. Mazatlan, Mexico. Oct. 3-5, 2002. pp. 1-19. (In Spanish).
  • García-Ortega, A., I. Abdo and Hernández, C. 2001. Weaning of Mexican bullseye puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus) larvae from Artemia nauplii to artificial microdiets. In: C.I. Hendry, G. van Stappen, M. Wille, P. Sorgeloos (Eds.). Larvi 2001- Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. European Aquaculture Society Special Publication No. 30. Ghent, Belgium. pp. 215-218.
  • Abdo-de la Parra, I., García-Ortega, A., Martínez, I., González, B., Velasco, G., Hernández, C. and Duncan, N. 2001. Larval rearing of the Mexican bullseye puffer Sphoeroides annulatus under hatchery conditions. In: C.I. Hendry, G. van Stappen, M. Wille, P. Sorgeloos (Eds.). Larvi 2001- Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. European Aquaculture Society Special Publication No. 30. Ghent, Belgium. pp. 4-7.
  • García-Ortega, A. 2000. Nutritional value of Artemia cysts and their use as protein source in artificial diets for fish larvae. In: L.E. Cruz -Suárez, D. Ricque-Marie, M. Tapia-Salazar, M.A. Olvera-Novoa, R. Civera-Cerecedo, (Eds.). Proceedings of the V International Symposium on Aquatic Nutrition. November 19-22, 2000, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. pp. 287-299.