VIET NAM - New presentations just scheduled for the disease risk management sessions at the Global Aquaculture Alliance GOAL 2014 conference will focus largely on new developments in the global fight against early mortality syndrome (EMS) in shrimp. Taken together, these developments mark a changing tide in the battle against EMS.
On 8 October, the second day of the 7-10 October conference organised by the Global Aquaculture Alliance in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, a representative from Mexico will explain how genetic resistance is turning around falling production in that country.
Tim Flegel of the Thai National Science and Technology Development Agency will speak on more efficient polymerase chain reaction diagnostic tools that are providing the first hard data on the presence of EMS in hatcheries, which is leading to improved management techniques.
Loc Tran of the Minh Phu Aquamekong ShrimpVet Lab at Nong Lam University will describe techniques for management of EMS through greater control of the microbial community in shrimp ponds. One method that has proven particularly effective in Viet Nam is polyculture with tilapia.