Dave Mowry
Hawaii Hatchery Manager


Virginia Tech (2001)
B.S. Fisheries Science


  • Shellfish Hatchery Technician, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture and Genetics Breeding Technology Center; Wachapreague VA. 1999
  • Laboratory Technician, Virginia Tech Aquaculture Center; Blacksburg VA. 1999
  • Research Specialist, Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center; Hampton VA. 2001
  • Hatchery Manager, Pacific Ocean Ventures; Kailua-Kona HI. 2005
  • Hatchery Manager, GreatBay Dominican; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 2007
  • Consultant, Caribbean Mariculture; Dominican Republic 2009
  • Consultant, Pristine Oceans; Puerto Lindo, Panama 2009
  • Contractor, AquaGreen; Perkinston, MS. 2009
  • Consultant, Alevines De Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico 2010
  • Production Manager, Big Island Abalone Corporation; Kailua-Kona, HI. 2011
  • Farm Manager, Tradewind Industries; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands 2012
  • Oyster Production Specialist, Jamestown Shellfish; Kailua-Kona, HI. 2018
  • Consultant, Open Blue Sea Farms; Viento Frio, Panama 2019
  • Larval Rearing Production Manager, Open Blue Sea Farms; Viento Frio, Panama 2019


    • Schwarz, M.H., D. Mowry, E. McLean, and S.R. Craig. 2007. Performance of advanced juvenile cobia reared under different thermal regimes. Journal of Applied Aquaculture. Volume 19(4).
    • Mowry, D.E., M.H. Schwarz, K.P. Hughes, M.L. Jahncke, and S.A. Smith.  2005.  Efficacy of hydrogen peroxide in marine recirculating aquaculture systems holding summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus). Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 17:65-75.
    • King, N., M.H. Schwarz, D. Mowry, J. Zimmerman.  2004.  Intensive Work On Cobia Larvae.  Fish Farming International.  October, 2004.
    • Mowry D., M. Schwarz, S. Craig, J. Holt, J. Kaiser, O. Stevens, and B.O’ Hanlon.  2003. The cobia connection: Research institutions and the private sector continue collaboration to develop culture protocols.  Hatchery International, November/December Vol. 5 Issue 6:12-15.
    • Cool, R.W., D.E. Mowry, M.H. Schwarz, M.L. Jahncke and D.E. Kauffman.  2003.  Status of Aquaculture at the VSAREC. Virginia Aquaculture Association Newsletter. June, 2003
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