Since 2001, Moana Technologies has worked toward providing domesticated, genetically improved and specific pathogen-free (SPF) black tiger shrimp to farmers in Asia. Based in Hawaii, USA, Moana built a breeding base on wild-caught broodstock from seven locations in Asia.
The final article in a series about a project in Brunei to develop technology for production of black tiger shrimp focuses on the development of advanced grow-out ponds and practices with enhanced systems for biosecurity, sludge removal, water reuse, energy
A five-year project was undertaken in Brunei Darussalam to develop advanced technology for the production of large black tiger shrimp. A combination of technologies has enabled efficient production of large-sized black tiger shrimp, which could lead to a resurgence of
For a five-year project undertaken in Brunei Darussalam to develop advanced technology for production of large black tiger shrimp, a comprehensive disease diagnostic laboratory was developed to enable detection of known and emerging shrimp pathogens by molecular and histological methods.
Specific pathogen-free offspring developed from founder populations of P. monodon collected from Brunei coastal waters were introduced into a biosecure breeding program, where they have been reared to the fifth generation using family-based selection for reproduction and growth.
Nutrition research run in conjunction with the breeding program ensures that cost-effective feeds are optimized for shrimp performance for a five-year project undertaken in Brunei Darussalam to develop advanced technology for production of large black tiger shrimp.
The Shrimp Book, published in 2010, brings together experts from around the world to fill the critical need for a central reference source on the state of shrimp production practices.
Traditionally, Australian farmers relied on wild broodstock to source black tiger shrimp larvae, but substantial progress has been made in the domestication and selective breeding of Australian P. monodon.
In the evolution of shrimp farming, white shrimp emerged as the primary species. While some farms in the Americas successfully converted to intensive practices, wide adoption has been limited.