Hawaii Aquaculture Annual Release

Hawaii 2019 aquaculture sales totaled $83.2 million, up 9 percent from 2017, according to USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Algae contributed $32.7 million and accounted for 39 percent of the total sales, down 7 percent from 2017. Ornamentals accounted for $2.64 million of total sales. The “Other” category comprised the remaining 58 percent of total sales at $47.9 million. The decrease in sales for Algae was more than offset by the increase in “Other”. The peak number of hired workers on the payroll was 369 for 2019, as reported by the producers.

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