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Octopus farm to try rearing cephalopods sustainably

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KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - A researcher is hoping to rear octopus sustainably on land along the Kona Coast at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority.

West Hawaii Today reports that CEO and president of Kanaloa Octopus Farms, Jake Conroy, started the farm in August using his own money to lease the space near Keahole Point. He says he hopes to eventually be able to provide octopuses to aquariums and for eating.

Conroy says he will offer tours of the facility to fund the work and additional research until things get up and running.

He currently has four animals to use for breeding purposes, which include two male and female daytime octopuses and one nighttime octopus. He hopes to have 10 specimens in the near future as more tanks for the animals arrive.

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