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White spot disease containment reinforced

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THE Queensland Government today introduced a new biosecurity regulation aimed at strengthening the containment of white spot disease and further protecting Queensland’s multi-million dollar seafood industry. Chief Biosecurity officer Dr Jim Thompson said this regulation has been introduced to contain white spot disease and prevent further outbreaks. “The new regulation provides a balance between preventing further outbreaks of the disease and …

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White spot disease update

Current situation Disease control activities are continuing on the prawn farms on the Logan River, however the recent weather event associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie delayed activities for a short time. Surveillance for the virus that causes white spot is continuing along the east coast of Queensland. Tropical Cyclone Debbie also interrupted some surveillance activities in some locations along the …

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Australian and QLD governments work together on white spot outbreak

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THE Commonwealth and Queensland governments today reaffirmed their shared commitment to support prawn farmers impacted by white spot virus and pledged to continue to work together to eradicate the disease. Commonwealth Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston and Queensland Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Bill Byrne said dealing with the outbreak was one of the highest priorities for …

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All Logan River prawn farms now infected with white spot disease

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Positive test results for the virus that causes white spot disease (WSD) in prawns have been received from a seventh aquaculture farm south of the Logan River. This latest detection confirms that all prawn farms in the region with stock are now infected with the white spot disease virus. As the virus that causes white spot disease is highly contagious and easily spread, this result is not unexpected. Treatment work on the …

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White spot disease detected outside Logan River

  NEW test results confirm that the virus that causes white spot disease in prawns has been identified in a new location near the Logan River. As part of the ongoing surveillance program, more than 100 prawns taken from a site just south of the mouth of the Logan River have returned positive test results for the virus that causes …

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More information on white spot disease

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  POSITIVE test results for the virus that causes white spot disease (WSD) in prawns have been received for a sixth aquaculture farm south of the Logan River. Prawn stock on the sixth infected property has been harvested. Treatment of the ponds will now occur. There are eight farms in this area. Six have now been confirmed with the virus, …

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Emergency assistance for prawn disease response

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Federal Government providing $1.74 million to help respond to prawn disease in Queensland, including up to $400,000 in direct support to farmers White spot disease has infected five properties in southeast Queensland Leading aquatic disease group still asserts eradication is possible THE response to the outbreak of white spot disease in Queensland’s southeast will be boosted by up to $1.74 million …

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White spot disease update

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Current situation Biosecurity Queensland has completed the treatment of all production ponds on five aquaculture farms in the Logan River region after white spot disease was detected in late 2016. This is the largest aquatic animal disease response in Queensland and to date 112 production ponds on five infected premises have been treated with more than 2.8 million litres of …

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White spot disease update and how to report it

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WHITE spot disease is a highly contagious viral infection that affects crustaceans. The disease has been confirmed in five prawn farms. The five infected premises (owned by four prawn farms) are located on the Logan River. Biosecurity Queensland is treating affected ponds with chlorine and is preparing for disposal and decontamination work. Surveillance and sampling in all prawn farms and waterways in …

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