Stein joins the Minnowtech team at its Hawaii office to work with local shrimp farmers to improve their production efficiency and sustainability efforts

August 3, 2021, Kekaha, HI – Minnowtech, an aquaculture technology company that enables shrimp farmers to calculate shrimp abundance for optimizing feed and harvest, today announced the hiring of Laura Stein as Aquaculture Industry Analyst.


Stein, a native of Baltimore, MD, brings a diverse background in environmental and social sciences, including natural resource management, wildlife ecology, forestry, plus public outreach and education.

With Minnowtech, Stein will join the team at its Hawaii office and work with local shrimp farmers to improve their production efficiency and sustainability efforts. In her previous work, Stein collaborated with landowners, government agencies, and non-profit partners to develop and implement ecological restoration projects within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

“We’re excited to have Laura and her expertise in the environmental sciences as part of our growing Minnowtech team,” said Suzan Shahrestani, PhD, CEO with Minnowtech. “Laura’s passion for sustainability and ecology will go a long way to helping our effort to deploy aquaculture technology to accelerate shrimp aquaculture as a sustainable food source across the globe.”

Stein holds a BS in Environmental Science from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a MS in International Conservation and Development from the University of Montana. Her independent graduate research examined the experiences of female coffee producers in Costa Rica and their perspectives on certification programs such as fair trade.

About Minnowtech:
Minnowtech is an aquaculture technology company, founded in Baltimore, MD and with operations in Hawaii, that enables shrimp farmers to estimate shrimp biomass with precision. Using Minnowtech’s sonar-based system, shrimp farmers optimize the health and growth of their animals, enhancing harvest of market-size shrimp while minimizing risks to juvenile shrimp. Learn more:

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