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July 9, 2013


Moana Technologies and the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation Sign MoU


On June 27, 2013, the Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation (BSFF) and Moana Technologies, a Penaeus monodon broodstock company in Hawaii, USA, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for a pilot project to introduce specific pathogen free (SPF) black tiger shrimp (P. monodon) in Bangladesh.


The MoU, signed by Moana Technologies’ chief executive officer Walter Coppens and BSFF Chairman Syed Mahmudul Huq, is intended to help increase Bangladesh’s production of tiger shrimp from the current average yield of 250 kilograms per hectare to 5,000 kg/ha!


The project is expected to significantly reduce risks of viral pathogen infection in hatcheries and on farms and will be jointly implemented by Moana and BSFF under the supervision of a 12-member technical committee headed by the Bangladesh Department of Fisheries.


The success of the project is subject to adoption of uniform procedures and biosecurity practices by hatcheries and farms.


After ten years of harvesting wild P. monodon broodstock from East Asia to Africa and testing them in quarantine, Moana Technologies has developed 240 core families of monodon through selective breeding.


Information: Walter Coppens, Moana Technologies, LLC, 73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu 121, Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740, USA (+32.475.26.86.19, email, webpage


Sources: 1. Financial Express.  BSFF, Moana Sign Deal to Launch SPF Tiger Shrimp.  July 1, 2013.  2. The Global Aquaculture Advocate (The Global Magazine for Farmed Seafood).  Editor, Darryl Jory (  Advertisement/Moana Technologies.  Volume 16, Issue 4, Page 27, July/August 2013.


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