Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $48,250 University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and HDOA Jenee Odani, PhD and Lei Yamasaki

Overall Goal
To gain a more complete view of the diseases that affect SPF shrimp in Hawaii; investigate whether pathogens can be detected in commonly-used shrimp feeds; and to share this knowledge with producers, researchers, and other stakeholders in the shrimp health sector.

Objectives
1: Investigation of parasites in Hawaii’s shrimp populations using dissecting and light microscopy techniques.
2: Detection of specific pathogens in commonly-used shrimp feeds, focusing on the OIE-listed shrimp diseases.
3: Conduct extension outreach to disseminate information to producers and other stakeholders through research summary articles and presentations.