Specific pathogen-free shrimp stocks in shrimp farming facilities as a novel method for disease control in crustaceans

Donald V. Lightner, R. M. Redman, S. Arce, Shaun M. Moss

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Abstract

In 2006 more than 2 million tonnes of marine penaeid shrimp were farmed and these shrimp accounted for nearly half of the world's total shrimp supply. With most of the world's shrimp fisheries at maximum sustainable yield, the ratio of farmed to fished shrimp appears likely to continue to increase. This production is from a very young food-producing industry that began to emerge in the mid-1970s. The remarkable growth of sustainable shrimp farming has been accomplished in part through the successful development of domesticated shrimp stocks, many of which are free of specific diseases, and the development of the necessary infrastructure, in terms of biosecurity, diagnostic methods, and trained personnel, to successfully prevent disease or to manage disease outbreaks when they occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationShellfish Safety and Quality
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Pages384-424
Number of pages41
ISBN (Print)9781845691523
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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