SPF Shrimp Broodstock

The Hawaii Shrimp Health Certification Program (SHCP) provides disease surveillance to shrimp broodstock and seedstock producers. It was established in the early 1980s, after three important cultured species were introduced to the state. The objectives of the program are to enhance the capacity to prevent, detect and respond to disease events and to provide a source of specific pathogen-free (SPF) shrimp to the aquaculture industry. The SHCP follows the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) aquatic animal health code on disease surveillance (Chapter 1.4, Article 1.4.6). Participating shrimp operations are continuously monitored and tested for specific diseases. Those that test negative for 2 years or more are considered SPF.

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Animal Disease Control Branch manages the SHCP. For more information, please contact the Aquatic Veterinary Medical Officer.

Hawaii Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Control Branch
99-941 Halawa Valley Street
Aiea, HI 96701-5602
Phone: (808) 483-7126
Email: [email protected]


Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Farms
List dated: January 3, 2022
Shrimp broodstock buyers may contact Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) farms listed below for more information.

Keawa Nui Farms
DBA Molokai Broodstock Company
Contact: Mr. Steve Chaikin
Address: 6880 Kamehameha V Hwy, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748
Telephone: (808) 658-3276
E‐mail: [email protected]
Website https://www.broodstock.com
Product: broodstock
Species: Litopenaeus vannamei

Kona Bay Marine Resources – Waimea Aquatic Laboratory (Kauai)
Contact: Mr. Grant Kunishima
Address: 7550 Kaumualii Hwy., Kekaha, HI 96752
Phone: (808) 338-0331
FAX: (808) 338-0332
E‐mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.konabayshrimp.com/en/
Product: broodstock and seedstock
Species: Litopenaeus vannamei

Moana Technologies, LLC (Big Island)
Contact: Ms. Ester Tolentino
73‐4460 Queen Kaahumanu Highway #121, Kailua‐Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 331‐2704
FAX: (808) 331‐2457
E‐mail: [email protected]
Website: https://www.moanatechnologies.com
Product: seedstock and broodstock
Species: Penaeus monodon

Molokai Sea Farms
DBA Molokai Broodstock Company
Contact name: Mr. Steve Chaikin
Address: 729 Palaau Road, Kaunakakai, Hawaii 96748
Phone: (808) 658-3276
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.broodstock.com
Product: Broodstock and seedstock
Species: Litopenaeus vannamei

The Oceanic Institute – Makapu’u Facility (Oahu)
Contact name: Dustin Moss
Address: 41‐202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, HI 96795
Phone: (808) 259-3185
Email: [email protected]
Product: Broodstock and seedstock
Species: Litopenaeus vannamei

Shrimp Improvement Systems – Hawaii LLC (Big Island)
Contact name: Jaime Masukawa
Address: 73‐4460 Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway Suite #108, Kailua‐Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 987-4388
Website: https://www.shrimpimprovement.com
Email: [email protected]
Product: Broodstock
Species: Litopenaeus vannamei