Location Funding Institution Principal Investigator(s)
Hawaii $48,250 University of Hawaii 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.

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.