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Ganglioneuritis Virus Outbreak Threatens Abalone Industry

TASMANIA - Tasmania&#39;s abalone producers want an audit of biosecurity measures within the industry, after a deadly virus forced the closure of some Victorian abalone farms.</b> <br><br> For the first time in Australia, the virus called Ganglioneuritis has been found at four farms in south-west Victoria and in wild abalone stocks off Port Fairy. <br><br> Tasmania&#39;s abalone industry is worth $100 million a year. <br><br> There is no trace of the disease in Tasmanian waters, but the local industry wants an audit of biosecurity measures at processing plants and farms. <br><br> Divers have been banned from a 10-kilometre stretch of Victorian coast as testing continues to determine the source of the outbreak. <br><br> <i>Source: abc.net.au</i>

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