Biosecurity in Northern Australian prawn aquaculture

This Biosecurity in Northern Australian prawn aquaculture study represents the most extensive investigation into the distribution and quantity of multiple pathogens collected from multiple stages of production to be conducted on Australian farmed prawns.

This report provides a detailed overview of the pathogens and the level of protection provided by the current biosecurity practises that occur in prawn farms in Australia. A direct outcome of this study, has been the significant increase in the volume of pathogen data available to Australian prawn farmers needing to prepare risk assessment and biosecurity management plans under the QLD Biosecurity Act (2014).

Several strategic recommendations have been provided with the support of the broader industry and project participants, the Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA)

For more information about this report, please contact the AFPA's Kim Hooper:

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Condon, K., Arbon,P., Huerlimann, R., Ariel, E & Jerry, D.

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