SIFT detects three new diseases in shrimps

SIFT detects three new diseases in shrimps
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With the tag of being prime foreign exchange earner for the state as well as country, the shrimp culture is being given top priority in the last decade. However, the spread of diseases forced the shrimp farmers to shift from tiger prawn to Vannamei. Though the farmers shifted on a massive scale,the spread of diseases continue to haunt shrimp farming in coastal districts.

Kakinada: With the tag of being prime foreign exchange earner for the state as well as country, the shrimp culture is being given top priority in the last decade. However, the spread of diseases forced the shrimp farmers to shift from tiger prawn to Vannamei. Though the farmers shifted on a massive scale,the spread of diseases continue to haunt shrimp farming in coastal districts.

National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) tasked State Institute of Fisheries Technology (SIFT) to find out reasons and to initiate measures for effective control of existing diseases.

During study, the SIFT principal analysts found existence of three more diseases namely EHP, IHHNV and INNV diseases in the shrimp culture in five districts.

Apart from SIFT, the task has been entrusted to 30 more central institutes of fisheries education (CIFEs) and fisheries colleges across the country. A three-year time frame has been fixed from 2015-18 for study of shrimps disease under the supervision and guidance of National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR), Lucknow.

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