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FAO workshop report looks at cultured shrimp disease

26 September 2013
A new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report, Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS) of Cultured Shrimp, focuses on this emerging disease that has devastated the shrimp industry of China, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam over the last three years.

FAO project TCP/VIE/3304 “Emergency assistance to control the spread of an unknown disease affecting shrimps in Viet Nam”, implemented by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, organized an FAO/MARD Technical Workshop on EMS/AHPNS last June.

Sixty-three participating international experts and local stakeholders from the shrimp farming sector discussed the outcomes of the work carried out under the TCP project and the current state of knowledge on EMS/AHPNS in the affected countries. The Workshop agreed on a list of specific and generic actions and measures that may help reduce and manage the risks of EMS/AHPNS, directed to various shrimp stakeholders (public and private sectors).
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