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Vietnam to cease production of white-footed shrimp

VIETNAM - The Ministry of Fisheries has advised its Cuu Long River Delta provinces, Ba Ria, Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City to cease production of white-footed shrimp breeding stock and hatchlings as they were disease-prone.

Vietnam to cease production of white-footed shrimp - VIETNAM - The Ministry of Fisheries has advised its Cuu Long River Delta provinces, Ba Ria, Vung Tau and Ho Chi Minh City to cease production of white-footed shrimp breeding stock and hatchlings as they were disease-prone. Take me to eFeedLink

The white-footed shrimp from South America, was brought into Vietnam for aquaculture trials in selected localities.

Initial results showed that although the shrimp is highly productive, it is also more susceptible to diseases than local varieties. For example, white-footed shrimp are easily affected by Taura syndrome, a disease easily transmitted to common tiger prawns and other local shrimp stocks.

The common tiger prawn is the main shrimp variety bred in Vietnam's aquaculture farms.

Source: eFeedLink - 9th May 2006

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