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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Speedy Assay’s Customer Visit to India, 15th October – 17th October 2019

Speedy Assay’s Customer Visit to India, 15th October – 17th October 2019

During the 15th of October to 17th of October 2019, the Speedy Assay sales team were able to visit our loyal customers in India.

This visit allowed Speedy Assay a chance to better understand our international customers’ feedbacks or issues about our products. This would allow us to better advise them on the products that is best suited to their needs as customer satisfaction is one of our top priorities. It also gave us an opportunity to meet potential customers due to the positive feedback from our existing customers.

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Shrimp Output Set to Fall in India

Shrimp Output Set to Fall in India

Shrimp production in India is likely to drop this year as low prices and fear of spread of diseases among shrimps have forced aquaculture farmers to cut production in the farms. The outbreak of viral diseases has increased the economic risks and slowed the industry development.

The prawn farming industry has said to be down by half in south Andhra Pradesh while in north and central parts of the state, the situation is better with 80% of the farms well stocked compare to last year, the shrimp production in the country which went over 6 lakh tonnes. Furthermore, farms in Gujarat and West Bengal too will have lower production. As a result, the hatcheries will suffer heavy loss as they could not sell much seeds to the farmers.

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