From May 10 to September 6, 2015, Moana Technologies, a shrimp broodstock supplier in Hawaii, fielded a team of hatchery operation specialists to strengthen operations at MKA Hatchery, a shrimp hatchery in Bangladesh. Moana provided training in handling and breeding its specific pathogen free (SPF) broodstock. The training and technology transfer included training in artificial insemination, natural mating, the introduction of a new species of algae (Thalassiosira) as a larval shrimp feed, new larval feeding strategies, improved water management strategies and quantitative methods to measure larval health and postlarvae quality. The training was successfully completed and interviews were conducted with hatchery management and technical personnel to learn the effectiveness of the training and how it has contributed to improve hatchery operations.
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