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Aquaculture reaches records $34.7M in 2008

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Hawaii-grown aquaculture reached a record $34.7 million in 2008, increasing 38 percent from 2007.

Algae sales accounted for 45 percent of the value and amounted to $15.7 million. Finfish sales by weight valued at $7 million, comprised 20 percent of the total.

The ornamental category was pegged at $3.3 million or 10 percent of the total.

The ‘other’ category includes seed stock, brood stock, and other items counted by number, accounted for 24 percent or $8.3 million.

Hawaii County continued to lead the state in aquaculture sales with $27.8 million or 80 percent of the total value.

Sales from Honolulu, Kauai and Maui Counties accounted for the remaining 20 percent.

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