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Ecuador does not lower our guard in the fight against diseases that affect shrimp - Last minute - Ipac. Magazine aquaculture

The National Fisheries Institute (INP) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) ratified a few weeks that is ruled out the presence of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS for its acronym in English) in the Ecuadorian shrimp ago. Did after in early June will monitor six different samples of shrimp in shrimp farms in the area of ​​Pedernales, Manabi province, which had recorded mortalities of this crustacean. The results consisted that this death was not due to the presence of the EMS, "thus keeping the country free of this virus." INP remember the worldwide latent cases of positive as white spot virus (WSSV), yellow head (YHV), hypodermic infectious hematopoietic necrosis and (IHHNV), Taura syndrome (TSV-), IMN (IMNV) are. Against this background, the National Fisheries Institute, stresses that, periodically, is studying the "Laboratory testing of products for use in aquaculture" (LAB-EPA), "the only laboratory in South America that has the IQ Kit TM REAL AHPND / EMS Toxin 1 in real time. "

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GM salmon susceptible to disease, slow growth, GMO scientists alarmed that biotech is unpredictable | Time For Truth – News You Should Have Read And Should Be Reading

Canadian government documents recently obtained as part of a lawsuit meant to block the production of genetically modified (GM) salmon show that, contrary to claims made by producer AquaBounty Technologies, the GM salmon actually grow more slowly and are more prone to disease than non-GM farmed salmon.

The documents raise questions about the viability and safety of the fish that have not been considered by the FDA as it ponders whether to approve the fish for human consumption.

“Major grocery chains, consumers and salmon producers are all rejecting genetically engineered salmon,” said Dana Perls, food and technology campaigner for Friends of the Earth. “This new assessment adds to the body of science showing that this genetically engineered fish doesn’t offer any benefit to aquaculture, has unique health problems and presents environmental risks. Why is the FDA continuing to spend scarce tax-payer dollars reviewing this fish that offers all risk and no reward?”

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Time For Truth: (Natural News) – GM salmon susceptible to disease, slow growth,

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Ecuador EMS strengthens measures to prevent disease affecting shrimp

Ecuador.- National Fisheries Institute (INP) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP) confirms that the presence of Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS for its acronym in English) in the Ecuadorian shrimp is discarded.

In early June the monitoring was carried out with six samples of crustacean shrimp farms in different area Pedernales province of Manabi. The results found that the mortality of this crustacean are not due to the presence of EMS, keeping the country free of the virus.

The INP highlights that regularly worldwide, latent virus as positive cases are: white spot (WSSV), yellow head (YHV), hypodermic infectious hematopoietic necrosis and (IHHNV), Taura syndrome (TSV-), IMN (IMNV).

With this background, the National Fisheries Institute periodically performs studies in the "Laboratory testing of products for use in aquaculture" (LAB-EPA), the only laboratory in South America that has the IQ Kit TM REAL AHPND / EMS Toxin 1 real time.

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African swine fever: EFSA recommends combined containment measures

EFSA recommends a combination of different management measures to contain the spread of African swine fever among wild boar populations in Eastern Europe.

The European Commission requested EFSA to assess the recent outbreak in Eastern Europe of African swine fever and to provide scientific advice on its spread and on its containment. The disease has entered into Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, affecting wild boar populations since 2014. The disease was also found among domestic pigs in Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

African swine fever is a viral disease that is harmless to humans but deadly to domestic pigs and wild boar. Neither vaccines nor cures are currently available.

Most outbreaks in domestic pig farms occurred in backyard farms and were contained relatively quickly. The disease is still spreading locally among wild boar populations where containment is more difficult.

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Vibrio Shuts Down Portions of South Puget Sound to Commercial

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Our mission is to protect the habitat of Puget Sound tidelands from the underregulated expansion of new and intensive shellfish aquaculture methods. These methods were never anticipated when the Shoreline Management Act was passed. They are transforming the natural tideland ecosystems in Puget Sound and are resulting in a fractured shoreline habitat. In South Puget Sound much of this has been done with few if any meaningful shoreline permits, limited public input, and with minimal peer-reviewed science. It is exactly what the Shoreline Management Act was intended to prevent.

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Vibrio Shuts Down Portions of South Puget Sound to Commercial

Puget Sound Water Temperatures Rise

Bacterium Levels Increase

Commercial Harvesting of Oysters Stopped

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Australian ban lifted for Pakistani mangoes

The ban on the Pakistani mangoes is lifted by Australian government. The ban was imposed due to flies and bugs found in Pakistani mangoes sent to Australia last year. Now the mangoes will be exported to Australia first treating them with hot water and irradiation.

Under this process, mangoes go through a full cleaning system and treated in hot water at 48°C for about an hour.

That process enhances the shelf life of the product by as much as 35 days.

Faizan Haq a spokesman for Australian High commission in Islamabad said, Australia has amended its import conditions to enable the export of fresh Pakistani mangoes to Australia after they have been irradiated for fruit flies and mealy bugs.

Spokesman also said, The amended import conditions mean that mangoes export to Australia from Pakistan are now able to be treated with whichever irradiation or the current hot water dip treatment.

Further added Importers in Australia may now apply for an import permit for irradiated mangoes from Pakistan.

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Updating the areas demarcated for the Xylella Annoying

It informs the citizens and the agricultural professional organizations that the Puglia Region with DD Agriculture Service n. 195/2015, following the decision of (EU) 2015/789 European Commission, proceeded to redefine and update the areas demarcated for the Xylella fastidiosa according to cartography and the list of municipalities that fall in the affected areas reported in this notice .

 

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Aquaculture Magazine - Panamanian shrimp sector proves EMS free

MIDA authorities reported that in response to the health alert recently presented in some fish farms in the central region of the country, assessment, monitoring, collection, analysis and immediate diagnosis of biological samples were requested to determine the cause or the etiological agents that are responsible for it.

Once the analysis and diagnosis of the different biological samples collected are completed, it was concluded that the health alert was triggered by the appearance of the bacterial agents related to Vibrio spp and Pseudomonas sp genders, which cause the bacterial sepsis syndrome in farmed shrimp.

The use of Kit EMS TOX1 specific test for the EMS, held in each one of the collected and analyzed samples turned out to be negative.

Therefore, MIDA encourages producers to provide the adequate follow-up to the general recommendations that have been issued for the immediate implementation of good aquaculture practices.

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