Two Largest Ecuador Shrimp Companies Lose Export Approvals to China due to Virus-Infected Shrimps

Two Largest Ecuador Shrimp Companies Lose Export Approvals to China due to Virus-Infected Shrimps

Pesquera Santa Priscila, Ecuador’s largest shrimp company, and Omarsa, the second-largest, lost approvals to export shrimp to China due to presence of Yellow Head Virus (YHV) and White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in shrimps.

This temporary ban on export approvals to China occurred when Chinese authorities detected WSSV in Santa Priscila’s shrimps and YHV in Omarsa’s shrimps. Omarsa’s shipments and Santa Priscila’s shipments were banned from entering into China after 5th August and 23rd August last year in 2019 respectively. Read more

Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV) : US shrimp farmer placed under quarantine after this deadly disease finding

Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV) : US shrimp farmer placed under quarantine after this deadly disease finding

Natural Shrimp Inc. which is US land-based farmer was placed under quarantine after the viral shrimp disease Infectious Hypodermal and Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHHNV) was discovered at its facility in La Coste, Texas.

Presence of IHHNV is detected from two post-larvae shipments from its hatchery supplier in March and April. However, at the time of the receipt of the shipments, Natural Shrimp was notified by its supplier that the shipments were virus-free.

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EHP and EMS Cases on the Rise in Southeast Asian Shrimp Farms

EHP and EMS Cases on the Rise in Southeast Asian Shrimp Farms

The Southeast Asia’s shrimp industry may suffer from Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) and Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) cases, which increased from 2017 to 2019 due to accumulation of the pathogens in the hatchery system.

It was found that EHP and EMS were only present in 4% and 8% of post-larvae samples respectively, in 2018. However, their numbers have greatly increased in 2019, with at least 10% of the post-larvae samples having either EMS or EHP.

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Speedy Assay Ecuador Distributor Participated in Aqua Expo 2019 in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Speedy Assay Ecuador Distributor Participated in Aqua Expo 2019 in Guayaquil, Ecuador

During 21st October – 24th October 2019, Speedy Assay’s Ecuador distributor partook in the Aqua Expo 2019, which was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The shrimp industry in Ecuador is the first non-oil export item with a 19% growth in 2019 and it has a huge impact on the country’s economy.

The aim of this expo was to allow companies to present their latest technological products and services in the field of aquaculture. It was also to address on different shrimp-related topics such as shrimp sustainability and shrimp health management in the farms.

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Virus Infects Sustainable Water Prawn Farm in Scotland

Virus Infects Sustainable Water Prawn Farm in Scotland

The world’s first sustainable, land-based, clean water prawn farm as claimed by Great British Prawns was infected with Infectious Hypodermal & Hematopoietic Necrosis virus (IHHNV), causing a culling of more than half of the shrimp population.

This sustainable farm was to produce warm water king prawns – also known as Pacific whiteleg shrimp - for the first time in the UK and the farm imported 350,000 crustaceans from USA. However, more than half of the crustaceans died during its import into Scotland and more were culled when the shrimps were diagnosed with IHHNV. This left only 43,000 shrimps remaining on the farm in the first month.

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