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February 14, 2016

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Hawaii—List of Broodstock Facilities


Hawaii is the world-renowned center for producing specific pathogen-free (SPF) shrimp broodstock.  These animals are used to produce offspring in countries where shrimp diseases are a problem.  Currently, Hawaii SPF broodstock are exported to China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines.


The Hawaii Shrimp Surveillance and Certification Program is a voluntary program that is managed by the Hawaii Department of Agriculture.  Participating facilities undergo rigorous monitoring and must continuously test negative for specific pathogens for 24 months to receive SPF status.  Hawaii employs an aquaculture veterinary officer, Dr. Lei Yamasaki (contact information below), to monitor these facilities and to provide export documents.  The list of certificates required for exporting shrimp broodstock varies by importing country.  For information on the required documents for your country, Click Here.



SPF Shrimp Broodstock Companies in Hawaii


1. Keawa Nui Farms (doing business as Molokai Broodstock Company)

Species: Penaeus vannamei

Information: John Austin (HC 1-479, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748, USA (phone 1-808-558-8931, fax 1-808-558-8934, email, website:


2. Kona Bay Marine Resources  (Waimea Aquatic Laboratory, Kauai)

Species: Penaeus vannamei

Information: Jim Sweeney (7550 Kaumualii Highway, Kekaha, Hawaii 96752, USA (phone 1-808-338-0331, fax 1-808-338-0332, email, website


3. Moana Technologies (Big Island)

Species: Penaeus monodon

Information: Ester Tolentino (73-4460 Queen Kaahumanu Highway #121, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740, USA (phone 1-808-331-2704, fax 1-808-331-2457, email, website


4. Molokai Sea Farms International

Species: Penaeus vannamei

Information: Steve Chaikin (P.O. Box 560, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748, USA (phone +1-808-553-3547, fax (1-808-553-5216, email, website


5. Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University

Species: Penaeus vannamei

Information: Steve Arce, 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795, USA (phone 1-808-259-7951, fax 1-808-259-9762, email, website


6. Shrimp Improvement Systems Hawaii

Species: Penaeus vannamei

Information: Kenneth Tay, 73-4460 Kaahumanu Highway, Suite #108, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740, USA (phone +65-6397-0555, email, website


Information: Dr. Lei Yamasaki (phone 1-808-483-7126 or email her at


Source: Hawaii Department of Agriculture.  Animal Industry Division.  SPF Shrimp BroodstockList of Shrimp Broodstock Companies.  Website Visit on February 14, 2016.

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