Research at the Oceanic Institute has been successful in overcoming bottlenecks associated with rearing small-mouthed fish larvae by finding a suitable first feed. Early work on the calanoid copepod Parvocalanus crassirostris focused on parameters necessary for successful maintenance of stock
Charles W. Laidley
The culture of yellow tang represents a considerable economic opportunity and critical conservation strategy in coral reef ecosystem protection. The Oceanic Institute is working to establish aquaculture techniques to reduce the capture of wild fish.
Microbial surveys of hatchery operations at Oceanic Institute found a strong correlation between hatchery success and cultivable bacteria levels in the water supplied to the larval-rearing systems.