Kona Bay is headquartered in Waimea, Kauai, in the state of Hawaii, USA. Kona Bay is the largest aquaculture company in Hawaii and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of genetically-improved, specific-pathogen-free (SPF) shrimp broodstock.
The Kona Bay breeding center, hatchery, farm, and processing plant are the only shrimp farming facilities on the island of Kauai, which is separated from other Hawaiian islands by at least 200 km of deep ocean. Kona Bay’s isolated location, mild subtropical climate, and pure naturally-filtered seawater from deep wells offer an optimal environment for biosecure culture of shrimp.
We are an aquaculture breeding company developing shrimp as a source of protein without the necessity of depleting wild stocks for human consumption. Our farm and hatchery use sustainable hydro-electric power to operate all electrical systems. Our water supply is highly biosecure as the well-sourced, pristine saltwater is filtered through the volcanic substrata of the island for use in our shrimp breeding ponds.
The ponds are reusable polyurethane lined ponds that enable continuous use of the same ponds without increasing our geographic footprint. Via the use of Biofloc technology in the grow-out farm, we reduce the need for additional feed and decrease discharge frequency into our settlement basin.
Clams are being grown in the shrimp ponds, and they filter the water, decreasing the need for water exchange. The shrimp bi-products provide an excellent source of nutrition for the clams in a symbiotic relationship.