CTSA 2019 Publications: ‘Producing Pacific Oysters’ Manual and ‘Coral Grouper Hatchery’ Manual

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By Milthon Lujan

CTSA is pleased to share two new publications produced in 2019 in conjunction with working groups from CTSA-funded projects focused on the cultivation of Leopard Coral Groupers and Pacific Oysters.

The publication “Leopard Coral Grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Hatchery Manual” provides a range of information on this popular species of fish, including broodstock maintenance, larval rearing, feeding, and more.

The publication “Producing Polyploid Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas Thunberg)” tells the story of a private-public partnership to improve Pacific Oyster seed quality and availability, and describes the conditions required to produce the popular oysters. “Producing polyploid oysters is not a trivial task and the chances of success are influenced by many factors including time, costs and technical expertise. This publication offers considerations to better inform anyone planning to develop a polyploid oyster program.”

Both manuals area available for free download on CTSA.org:

CTSA #165. Callan, C., M. Delos Santos, E. Pereira, R. Touse, P. Harrison, E. Groover, S. Davis, A.I. Burgess, K.E. Hiew & A.A. Corley. 2019. Leopard Coral Grouper, Plectropomus leopardus, Hatchery Manual. http://www.ctsa.org/files/publications/CoralGrouperManual_final.pdf 

CTSA #164. Haws, M., F. Petersen, D. Wilkie, B. Koval, D. Nisbet and X. Guo 2019. Producing Polyploid Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas Thunberg). The story of a private-public partnership to improve Pacific Oyster seed quality and availability. http://www.ctsa.org/files/publications/BivalvePublication.pdf 

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