Hendrix Genetics will establish a shrimp broodstock multiplication center in Indonesia. Beginning early 2021, Indonesian shrimp hatcheries will be able to source high-quality, specific pathogen-free (SPF) broodstock, locally reared.
The initial operations of the new company, PT Kona Bay Indonesia, will be based at an SPF facility in West Java. Within two years, Hendrix Genetics plans to move to brand new state-of-the-art SPF facilities in North Bali, capable of producing over 100,000 SPF vannamei broodstock per year.
“We are delighted to announce this latest development in the expansion of our global shrimp breeding activities. Indonesia is a key market for us and we are committed to providing all our valued customers with the very best broodstock, custom produced for the highest performance characteristics needed to support this great industry in Indonesia,” said Neil Manchester, managing director aquaculture of Hendrix Genetics.
The Kona Bay brand has been leading the Indonesian market for shrimp broodstock with approximately 60% market share. With this new venture, Hendrix Genetics expects to expand its market share and volume, as the industry grows in line with forecasts. Kona Bay Indonesia is part of the strategic expansion plans of the aquaculture business unit of Hendrix Genetics. Today, the company has shrimp breeding and production activities in Hawaii, Ecuador and Malaysia. Furthermore, the aquaculture business unit runs a trout breeding operation in the U.S. and salmon breeding operations in Chile and Scotland.