Thailand meeting : Emergency regional consultation on acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome causing mass mortalities in farmed shrimp across region

Thailand meeting : Emergency regional consultation on acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome causing mass mortalities in farmed shrimp across region

SEAT CEFAS Partner Dr Jason Weeks attended the meeting. Recently, an emerging disease known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome has caused significant losses amongst shrimp farmers in China and Vietnam (2010), Malaysia (2011) and Thailand (2012). The disease affects both Penaeus monodon and P. vannamei and is characterised by mass mortalities during the first 20-30 days of culture, an abnormal hepatopancreas, corkscrew swimming, loose shells, pale colouration and slow growth. The cause is unknown at this time. Audio of the presentations available on the NACA site

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