Shrimp breeding

Kona Bay

In 2017, Hendrix Genetics and Kona Bay partnered to provide high quality shrimp genetics. Kona Bay, based in Hawaii, is a leading supplier of specific-pathogen-free, genetically-improved shrimp broodstock. Kona Bay shrimp are renowned to yield high performance in the hatchery and on farm.

Through an extensive breeding program, shrimp genetics are selected for fast growth, strong resistance to multiple pathogens, high nauplii production, and efficient feed utilization.

The essence of Kona Bay is its skilled and dedicated team, advanced technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and the highly remote and pristine environment on Kauai island.

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Leading the way

At Kona Bay, we are conscious of the fact that every step we take needs to advance solutions for the industry. As we sit at the start of the shrimp value chain, our goal is to unlock the most value for each part of the process. Based on solid science, confidence and a collaborative approach, our team is leading the way to a brighter future.

Through vast investments in our breeding program with application of the latest technologies in genetics and genomics, we are confident that the future for shrimp around the world is bright.

Shrimp selection
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By combining years of tried and tested knowledge, expertise and skills acquired in other species, Hendrix Genetics accelerates genetic gain and delivers enhanced genetics to the shrimp industry much faster.

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Robbert Blonk
Director of R&D Aquaculture

The challenges of the global shrimp industry

The global shrimp industry needs to advance in four areas. First, the industry must control and manage disease risks, social risks and environmental risks. Second, production efficiency must improve with less mortality, waste, feed and antibiotics. A third area of improvement lies with building trust between the partners in the chain. Adoption of third-party assurance might be necessary. And last but not least, enhanced marketing is necessary to increase global shrimp consumption for long term growth.

Innovation means driving improvements throughout the production chain. As Hendrix Genetics, we believe that breeding and genetics is important part of the solution and therefore key to the future of shrimp farming.

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