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February 3, 2016

United States

Hawaii—SPF Broodstock Exports Set Record in 2015


Hawaii’s SPF shrimp broodstock companies set a new record in volume and value of exports in 2015.  Data compiled by the State’s Aquatic Veterinarian show Hawaii shrimp breeders exported 800,000 animals in 2015.  That’s a 32% increase over 2014, the previous high.  Current market value of about $100/pair of broodstock makes the 2015 crop worth a whopping $40 million.  China purchased 37% of the exports and Indonesia 24%.




The graph of annual export volume shows impressive growth of the industry in recent years.  These data show that the SPF Shrimp Broodstock Industry is one of Hawaii’s leading agricultural exports and a major success story for Hawaii and USA aquaculture.  Some industry experts estimate up to 50% of global farmed shrimp production is derived from Hawaii broodstock.


Source: Email to Shrimp News International.  Subject: Press Release: Hawaii’s SPF Shrimp Broodstock Exports Sets New Record (February 1, 2016).  From: Dr. James Wyban (  February 2, 2016.

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