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