Sunday, May 20, 2012

Understand the legal risk involved in the use of the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone in aquaculture to control maturation and spawning of fish

May 26, 2012, 10.00 – 1.00
Maui College, Community Service Building
(CTAHR building, COMSERVE building on Maui Community College Campus)

One of the most widely used hormonal products for controlling maturation and spawning in fishes is Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG).  In Hawaii it is used primarily by farmers who culture Chinese Catfish as this species does not spawn in captivity and final maturation and spawning must be induced by hormonal intervention.

1)    A presentation that will cover the mode of action of HCG in controlling maturation and spawning in fishes is to be covered by Dr. Clyde Tamaru, Ph,D, Aquaculture Specialist, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.  He will also be providing some information regarding what CTAHR has to offer regarding Risk Management for farmers.
2)    HCG is a prescription product restricted to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.  For those farmers or stakeholders who are currently or plan to use this prescription drug a meeting with the veterinarian , Dr. Michael Wong, DVM, University of Hawaii Laboratory and Animal Service, who will cover the oversight of the purchase and distribution of HCG is to take place. If you are not present at this meeting you will need to make your own special arrangements in order to obtain this prescribed drug. 

Seating is limited to only 40 individuals and an RSVP is required to reserve a seat.  Final date for RSVP May 25, 2012.  Contact: Robert Howerton or by phone: 808-268-3246  to make reservations.  There are no charges to attend this workshop and parking is free.

Dr. Clyde Tamaru, CTAHR:  Controlled reproduction in fishes with particular emphasis on the use of HCG.
Dr. Michael Wong, DVM.  Rules and regulations on the use of HCG

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