Visit by Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Bangladesh

Visit by Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Bangladesh

On 5 January 2017, the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Bangladesh visited Revongen Corporation, parent company of Speedy Assay in conjunction with the study tour of animal quarantine station activities with group of 9 officials.

Shrimp plays an important role in the economy of Bangladesh. It is the second largest export industries after garments from which Bangladesh earned as USD346 million in the year 2006. Among shrimp producing countries, Bangladesh ranks fourth with respect to are of shrimp farming and sixth in volume of production.

Speedy Assay was being selected as one of the laboratory stations to be visited and our laboratory analyst demonstrated to the officials on assay procedure of ShrimpCheck White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) Rapid Test Kit, a rapid test kit designed for qualitative detection of WSSV infection in shrimp.

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New Vannamei Shrimp Virus Detected in India

New Vannamei Shrimp Virus Detected in India

A new virus among Vannamei shrimps, Abdominal Segment Deformity Disease (ASDD) previously known only to Thailand and Vietnam, has been detected in India.

The virus was detected by the department of Marine Living Resources of Andhra University (AU) and had been affecting over INR10 billion (US$146 million) worth of shrimp every year, the Hans India newspaper reported.

A duel infection, Abdominal Segment Deformity Disease (ASDD) and microsporidian Enterocytozoon Hepatopenaei (EHP), has been affecting the growth and life of the Vannamei shrimps, according to the university's findings. Both the diseases were detected in brooders in Thailand and Vietnam in 2012, and found by AU domestically in 2015 and lately confirmed the diseases after several field tests.

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