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April 26, 2013

United States

Moana Technologies’ SPF Penaeus Monodon Broodstock


Summary of a Long Article with Pictures: Since 2001, Moana Technologies has worked toward providing domesticated, genetically improved and specific pathogen-free (SPF) black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) to farmers in Asia.  Based in Hawaii, USA, Moana built its breeding lines on wild-caught broodstock from seven locations in Asia.  The shrimp were tested through primary and secondary quarantines.  Three lines with 75 to 85 families each now make up the genetic program, which has families in generations F-6 to F-9.  Trials in Vietnam are confirming the growth performance of the shrimp.


Because of differences in environmental conditions between the indoor tanks at its Hawaii facility and shrimp ponds in Asia, Moana conducts growout trials in Asia.  Currently, growth trials are in progress in ponds at the Moana Ninh Thuan Family Line Trial Farm in Bac Lieu Province, Vietnam.


Information: James A. Brock, DVM, (Moana Technologies, LLC, 99-1255 Waiua Place #4, Aiea, Hawaii 96701 USA, phone   1-808-488-6554, email, webpage


Source: The Global Aquaculture Advocate (The Global Magazine for Farmed Seafood, Free Online!).  Editor, Darryl Jory (  Innovation: Hawaiian Company Breeds SPF Black Tiger Shrimp for Improved Growth.  James A. Brock.  Volume 16, Issue 2, Page 78, March/April 2013.


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