Hawaii Aquaculture Association 2007 Conference by Levone


									  Hawaii Aquaculture Association
         2007 Conference

               July 12, 2007
               07:45 – 19:00
        Kapiolani Community College

Conference Agenda and Speaker Biographies

                           CONFERENCE AGENDA

Time    Session/Presenter         Topic
07:45   Registration and Continental Breakfast, (220 Grill, 2nd Floor, Ohia Building)

08:30   Opening Session (Room 118, 1st Floor, Ohia Building)
        Ron Weidenbach       Setting the Tone
        Dr. Allen Riggs      General Principals of Biosecurity
        Dr. James Foppoli    Biosecurity from State Regulators Viewpoint
        Dr. Larry Rawson     Biosecurity. It's not only for the Birds

09:35   Coffee Break              220 Grill, 2nd Floor, Ohia Building

10:00   Late Morning Session (Room 118, 1st Floor, Ohia Building)
        Joanna Seto            NPDES and Hawaii Aquaculture Facilities
        Roy Hardy              State Regulation of Salt-Water Well Construction
        Erwin Kawata           Inside the Honolulu Board of Water Supply
        Dr. Lotus Kam          Hatchery Economics & Financial Challenges
        Nick Carpenter         Management for Sustainable Production
        Alan Heres             Quality Control Approaches

11:45   Lunch                     Ka Ikena Dining Room, 2nd Floor, Ohelo Building

13:00   Early Afternoon Session (Room 118, 1st Floor, Ohia Building)
        Dr. Chris Beattie       Raw Materials & Regulation - Fish Feed
                                Manufacture in the 21st Century
        Dr. Carl Marichal       Present State of European Aquaculture and
                                Zootechnical Improvements in the Larvaculture of
                                European Marine Fish
        Dr. Dean Akiyama        Charoen Pokphand Indonesia:Integrated

15:00   Coffee Break              220 Grill, 2nd Floor, Ohia Building

15:25   Late Afternoon Session    (Room 118, 1st Floor, Ohia Building
        Scott Houghtaling         Financing Alternatives and Lenders Perspective
        Dr. Jim McVey             Aquaculture Issues from the National Perspective
        Ron Weidenbach            Tying It All Together

17:00   Taste of Aquaculture      220 Grill, 2nd Floor, Ohia Building

                                 SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Ron Weidenbach: Setting the Tone

Ron Weidenbach is serving his 11th term as president for the Hawaii Aquaculture Association.
Along with is wife Estralita, they are the heart and soul of Hawaii Fish Company located on
the north shore of Oahu in Mokuleia. Although primarily a tilapia farm Ron is a pioneer of
Hawaii’s Chinese catfish, Clarias fuscus industry being the first to develop hatchery
technology for this species. Likewise, he has also developed culture technology for the
snakehead Channa striatus here in Hawaii. He received both his Bachelors and Masters
degrees from the University of Michigan in the School of Natural Resources in Natural
Resource Management.

Dr. Allen Riggs: General Principles of Biosecurity

Dr. Riggs is the aquaculture veterinarian with the Aquaculture Development Program –
Hawaii Department of Agriculture and has been in this position since July 2005. He received
his BS in Animal Science and DVM from Mississippi State University and a MS in Aquatic
Animal Medicine from Texas A & M University. Allen has aquaculture experience in private
sector consulting as well as extension/academic positions with the University of Florida
before coming to Hawaii. He holds current veterinary licenses in Mississippi, Florida, and
Hawaii and is also USDA/APHIS accredited.

Dr. Jim Foppoli: Biosecurity from State Regulator’s Viewpoint

Dr. Foppoli is the Administrator/State Veterinarian with the Animal Industry Division – Hawaii
Department of Agriculture and has been in this position since March 1999. He received his
PhD in Microbiology from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, in 1979 and DVM from the
University of California, Davis. Prior to becoming State Veterinarian, he worked in private
small animal practice for four years and as a Veterinary Medical Officer in the State’s
veterinary laboratory. He holds current veterinary licenses in Hawaii and California. Dr.
Foppoli is an Executive Committee member in the United States Animal Health Association
and represents the USAHA on the National Aquatic Animal Health Task Force that is
responsible for drafting the national aquatic animal health plan.

Dr. Larry Rawson: Biosecurity’s Contribution to Other Ag Industries

Dr. Rawson is a field veterinarian with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal
Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services (USDA/APHIS/VS) office stationed in
Hawaii. His responsibilities include conducting field investigations on occurances of unusual
animal disease in Hawaii's livestock and aquaculture animals. Although most of his
experience has been in dealing with diseases of livestock, in recent years, he has received a
crash course in diseases effecting the aquaculture industry.

Joanna Seto: NPDES and Hawaii Aquaculture Facilities

Joanna L. Seto, P.E., is the new Supervisor of the Engineering Section of the Clean Water
Branch. Ms. Seto's responsibilities include implementation and administration of the National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program and amending the "Water Pollution
Control" regulations. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri with a
Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Ms. Seto is a licensed professional civil
engineer in the State of Hawaii and is a Past President of the American Society of Civil
Engineers (ASCE) Hawaii Section.

Roy Hardy: State Regulation of Salt-Water Well Construction

Roy Hardy is a registered professional civil engineer who has worked for the State
Commission on Water Resource Management since 1987. He is currently the hydrologic
program manager for ground water regulation branch, which oversees the construction of
wells and their use throughout the state of Hawaii. He has a masters degree from the
University of Hawaii in Water Resources Engineering and bachelors degree in Civil
Engineering from the University of Santa Clara. When he is not busy protecting our public
trust resource of ground water, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 children.

Erwin Kawata: Inside the Board of Water Supply

Erwin Kawata is Principal Executive and Water Quality Director at the Honolulu Board of
Water Supply. Mr. Kawata oversees drinking water quality and environmental regulatory
compliance for the Honolulu Board of Water Supply. Mr. Kawata has been with BWS for 25
years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and a certificate in Public
Administration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a member of the American
Water Works Association, American Chemical Society and the Water Environment

Nick Carpenter: Management for Sustainable Production

Nick Carpenter has 30 years of experience in the start-up and sustained production
management of penaeid shrimp hatcheries with experience in Hawaii, Ecuador, and Belize.
He also managed Amorient Aquaculture’s Hawaii operations in Kahuku for a period. He
currently is Hatchery Manager for Belize Aquaculture Ltd in Belize City, Belize.

Allen Heres: Quality Control Approaches

Allen Heres is currently a PhD candidate studying shrimp pathology under Dr. Donald
Lightner at the University of Arizona. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Allen set up, and ran for
more than 20 years, a pathology and microbiology lab providing quality control support for the
Empacadora Nacional CA (ENACA) group of companies in Ecuador. The ENACA Group
consisted of a 60 million post larva per month shrimp hatchery, 7,000 acres of farm ponds, a
20,000 metric ton/year shrimp processing plant, and a 1,000 metric ton/year fresh tilapia fillet

Dr. Chris Beattie: 'Raw Materials & Regulation' - Fish Feed Manufacture in the 21st

Dr. Chris Beattie: Sales Manager for Skretting Canada based in Vancouver, previously
worked for Skretting UK as technical manager specializing in customer support and farm
performance improvement; PhD (muscle development, growth and quality in Atlantic
salmon) from University of St. Andrews Scotland in conjunction with Institute of Marine
Research Norway (lived in Norway for a while). First degree: Marine and Freshwater Biology.

Dr. Carl Marichal: Present State of Aquaculture and Zootechnical Improvements in the
Larvaculture of European Marine Fish

Dr. Marichal provides technical and sales support to customers of INVE Aquaculture, a
division of one of the worlds leading providers of nutrition and health solutions for animal
rearing. Dr. Marichal is based in Dendermonde, Belgium, from where he visits customers
through-out Europe.

Dr. Dean Akiyama: CPI: Integrated Aquaculture

Dr. Akiyama is a Maui boy who has earned recognition as one of the world’s experts on
crustacean nutrition. He received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
and would later earn his PhD from Texas A&M. After receiving his doctorate he went to work
for the American Soybean Association promoting the use of soy products in aquaculture
feeds through-out Asia from his base in Singapore. This position allowed him, over a period
of ten years, to gain an excellent perspective of all aspects of the aquaculture industry in
Asia. With this experience base, he was invited to first join the senior management team of
Jappfa Com-Feeds Indonesia, then Charoen Pokphand Indonesia, CPI. Dr. Akiyama is
currently a Senior Vice President of CPI, one of the largest, vertically integrated, agricultural
and aquaculture companies in the world. CPI’s aquaculture division alone posted revenues
of over 550 million US last year.

Dr. Lotus Kam: Hatchery Economics and Financial Challenges

Dr. Lotus E Kam is a Post-doctoral researcher in Biosystems Engineering at the University of
Hawaii. Lotus received her PhD in Communication and Information Sciences for her
dissertation work which established a framework to develop a Bayesian decision network
model of biosecurity import risk for Hawaii shrimp aquaculture. Her previous research and
publications include market studies, economic analyses, and enterprise financial and
production models in aquaculture. Lotus's research employs a variety of decision-theoretic,
simulation, operations research, and quantitative methods for conducting feasibility, cost-
benefit, and risk analyses, and the development of computer applications for managerial
decision support. Her technical Master of Business Administration (MBA) enables her to
provide a distinctive strategic business approach to using innovative technologies and
results-driven performance metrics that inform policy and business decisions affecting
aquaculture development.

Scott Houghtaling: Hatchery Financing Alternatives and the Lenders Perspective

Scott Houghtailing is a loan specialist with the Northwest Regional Office of the National
Marine Fisheries Service that is with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce. His office oversees the awarding of loans to aquaculture
enterprises through the Fisheries Finance Program which is under the authority of Section
303(a) of the SFA amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
Management Act and of Title XI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936.

Dr. James McVey: Aquaculture Issues from the National Perspective

Dr. James McVey earned a BS from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D from UH Manoa
(Marine ecology of Pokai Bay artificial reef). He has worked as a Fishery Biologist in the
Trust Territories developing hatchery facilities for giant clams and marine tropical fish, for
Agency for International Development in Indonesia developing and improving productivity in
Malaysian Prawn hatcheries, and, most notably, recently retired after serving 22 years as the
Program Director for Aquaculture for the National Sea Grant College Program. He is
currently retained as a contractor for NOAA’s Sea Grant program.



Kapi'olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816


From Ewa or Downtown Honolulu:
There are two ways to get to the KCC campus
from the H-1 freeway from town:

1) Traveling toward Kokohead (East) on H-1
Freeway, take the 6th Avenue Exit. Turn right
and continue on 6th Avenue which will end at
Alohea Avenue. Continue on Alohea Avenue
until you reach the KCC lower campus and can
enter in Parking Lot ‘B’. The conference will be
taking place in the Ohia Building and the
closest parking is in Parking Lot ‘C’.

2) Traveling Kokohead (East) on the H-1 Freeway, take the Kokohead Avenue Exit. Turn
right on Kokohead Avenue, and get into your far left lane. At the stop light, turn left on Pahoa
Avenue. Take the next right on Oceanview Drive. Follow Oceanview Drive until the end, and
you will be at KCC's upper campus, To get to Parking Lot ‘C’, turn left on to Kilauea Avenue,
and take your first right on to 18th Avenue. Continue on 18th Avenue until it ends at Diamond
Head Avenue. Turn right on Diamond Avenue and drive until you see (on your right) the
entrance to KCC’s main parking lots and administration buildings. Park in Parking Lot ‘C’ and
make your way to the Ohia Building.

From East Honolulu or Hawaii Kai:
Traveling toward Ewa (West) on Kalaniana'ole Highway, take the Kilauea Avenue Exit, and
turn left onto Kilauea Avenue. Follow Kilauea for about a mile, until you come to 18th Avenue.
At the 18th Avenue intersection, you will be facing a very steep hill. Turn left to get on the
18th Avenue and drive until you reach Diamond Head Road. Turn right to get on Diamond
Head Road and you will come to the main entrance of KCC. You will need to park in Parking
Lot ‘C’ which will be on your right as you enter the main entrance to KCC.


This year, the HAA 2007 Conference is being
held in the Ohia Building of the Kapiolani
Community College. The Ohia Building is
also the home of KCC’s Campus Center. The
bookstore is located on the lower level along
with several student activity offices and a
lecture hall (Room 118) the site of the
conference. The cafeteria and (220 Grill),
located on the second floor, will be the site of
the Taste of Hawaii has incredible stained
glass, outdoor lanai and ocean view, and
occupies most of the upper level. Often
performances of music and dance are held
here, exhibiting the rich cultural diversity of
the campus. It also houses a small coffee
shop (220 Grill) where the registration of the
conference is to take place as well as where
the continental breakfast will be served.

To get to the Ohia Building, it is best to park
in the mauka portion of Parking Lot ‘C’ (see
map of KCC). From the parking lot follow the
main road up towards the Ohia Building and
note that you will be approaching the building
from the rear.

Included in your registration fee is a buffet
style lunch that will be served in one of two
fine-dining restaurants (e.g.,Tamarind and
Ka'Ikena Laua'e) located in the Ohelo
building. The building is also the home of
KCC’s culinary arts and patisserie programs.
This American Culinary Federation-
accredited program continues its strong
tradition and leadership in providing Hawai‘i
and the world with skilled culinarians. The
restaurants are known in the local gourmet
community for their fantastic food and view
and prepares students to enter the industry,
by facing real-world situations, and being
challenged to become critical thinkers.


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