SIS Hawaii, founded 2008, located at the State of Hawaii’s Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) located in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Consists of a Nucleus Breeding Center, production tanks, hatchery, administrative buildings, has proven to be ideal for both shrimp breeding and broodstock multiplication.
The facility now houses the genetic nucleus for, P monodon, P stylirostris and a separate broodstock multiplication facility for P vannamei with the capacity to produce and ship about 300,000 commercial broodstock per year. All shrimp at the facility are subject to the disease surveillance program of the State of Hawaii which involves periodic testing by PCR for OIE listed pathogens for certification as SPF stock. Sampling and testing are performed by the State’s Aquatic Veterinarian according to OIE protocols, as mandated by State law. The program also includes a monthly inspection supervised by USDA-accredited veterinarians where PCR samples are collected and tested for OIE listed pathogens at the University of Arizona within 30 days prior to shipping.