Shrimp vannamei original SPF broodstock – Kona line. 1989

In 1989 there was no large scale shrimp farming industry in Mexico. About 450 hectares in total but with a lack of seed – so problems in production. There were also lagoon tapas shrimp operations holding back wild larvae at start of season.

Prawnmaster built the first shrimp hatchery in Mexico with maturation.

Wild broodstock were artificially inseminated (AI) with PL’s sent to US Government Shrimp Consortium via Dr Lightner at Arizona.

These beauties pictured below were the original females that led to Griselda at Oceanic Istitute, Hawaii and the SPF Kona strain. French also came for breeders.