Abalone Council wants farm review as disease spreads

by 5m Editor
13 August 2006, at 1:00am

TASMANIA - The Abalone Council of Tasmania has renewed calls for a review of abalone farms, as a deadly disease continues to spread towards Tasmania. Parts of a Bass Strait fishery will be closed next week in a bid to stop the herpes-like disease reaching it. Ganglioneuritis was found in Victorian abalone farms early this year and is continuing to spread east. The president of Tasmania&#39;s Abalone Council, Dean Lisson, wants abalone farm and processors&#39; effluent handling examined. &quot;Part of our discussions will consider the possible further treatment of effluent to reduce the risk of bacterial or viral infections travelling from abalone farms into the wild,&quot; he said. <i>Source: ABC Online </i>

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