Hen­drix moves into shrimp breed­ing

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DUTCH based breed­ing com­pany Hen­drix Ge­net­ics has com­pleted a deal with In­te­grated Aqua­cul­ture In­ter­na­tional (IAI) to par­tic­i­pate in the breed­ing and pro­duc­tion of shrimp for the global in­dus­try.

IAI is an aqua­cul­ture tech­nol­ogy com­pany on the Hawai­ian is­land of Kauai. Its breed­ing cen­tre pro­duces ge­net­i­cally im­proved Pa­cific white shrimp (Li­tope­naeus van­namei) brood­stock un­der the brand name Kona Bay and will soon launch its line of SPF black tiger shrimp (Pe­naeus mon­odon).

The par­tic­i­pa­tion by Hen­drix Ge­net­ics will ac­cel­er­ate the shrimp breed­ing pro­gramme by in­tro­duc­ing ad­vanced ge­netic and ge­nomic tech­nolo­gies. The deal will also pro­vide the cap­i­tal nec­es­sary for the de­vel­op­ment of state-of-theart breed­ing fa­cil­i­ties for both shrimp species in Kauai, as well as the de­vel­op­ment of model hatch­eries for the pro­duc­tion of post-lar­vae in key mar­ket re­gions around the world. In ad­di­tion, a com­pre­hen­sive pro­gramme for spe­cific dis­ease re­sis­tance will be im­ple­mented to fur­ther en­hance the qual­ity of Kona Bay brood­stock.

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(Back row rom le ) eil Manch­ester, Chris How­ell, An­toine Driessen, and ( ront row) Thijs Hen­drix, eorge Cham­ber­lain and An­ton van den Berg

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