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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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No definitive source of prawn disease has been found

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THE Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources continues to work collaboratively with the Queensland Government to determine the origin of the outbreak of white spot disease in prawn farms in southeast Queensland. Deputy Secretary Lyn O’Connell said media commentary suggesting a definitive cause of the disease outbreak had been found was not correct. “The department continues to investigate …

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Australia suspends raw prawn imports

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Australia is cracking down on green prawn imports following suspected deliberate contravening of the nation’s strict biosecurity controls. Criminal charges are being pursued against one importer, with another four under investigation. “Australia’s $358 million prawn industry must be protected and not put at risk by the careless and selfish acts of a few,” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said. “I …

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Update on white spot disease in prawns

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FIVE infected premises in the Logan River area are continuing to undergo eradication activities for white spot disease in prawns.  At-risk premises in the area are also under heightened surveillance. Following confirmation of the fifth infected premises last week, chlorine treatment of ponds is underway supported by early harvest to reduce biomass. All harvested prawns will be heat treated to destroy …

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Choose Australian seafood this Christmas!

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THE festive season is the perfect time to enjoy fresh, sustainably harvested and locally caught seafood. After another fantastic year for Commonwealth fisheries, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston is encouraging Australians to remember sustainable, local seafood when planning the Christmas menu this year. “The warmer weather is perfect for enjoying just one of the many seafood …

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Update on white spot disease in SEQ

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BIOSECURITY Queensland has completed destruction activities in all production ponds on all the white spot disease infected premises in the Logan River area. In accordance with the nationally agreed emergency animal disease response plan, all ponds on infected premises must be destocked. The priority is to protect the immediate environment and the broader industry from any potential source of infection …

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White spot disease update

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  Current disease control activities BIOSECURITY Queensland has completed decontamination and destocking on one of the three confirmed properties infected with white spot disease. Work continues on the second and third property and is expected to be completed this week. To date, about 700,000 litres of chlorine have been used to decontaminate 34 ponds as well as other water channels and …

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