FAO assists India to manage diseases in shrimp aquaculture

Indian shrimp aquaculture production boomed between 1990 and 1995 when it reached 97 500 mt, but decreased to 54 500 mt in 1997, mainly due to a viral disease epidemic, caused by the White Spot Syndrome Virus. This epidemic has been afflicting the country for several years now and has caused an estimated loss of revenue of more than US$200 million during 1999-2000, affecting national export earnings and shrimp producers on both small traditional and extensive farms. Of all the coastal states, Andhra Pradesh has witnessed maximum growth in the early 1990s, but simultaneously, it has been most drastically affected by the epidemic.[ more… ]
last update: 11/12/2003
FAO Regional TCP on Health Management in Shrimp Aquaculture in Latin America
The FAO Regional Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) Project on �Health Management in Shrimp Aquaculture in Latin America� ended successfully. The final field activity of the project, the third and final regional workshop on postlarval health, was held in Guayaquil, Ecuador in May 2003.[ more… ]
last update: 9/18/2003
FAO provides technical assistance to Indonesia for health management in freshwater aquaculture
FAO provides technical assistance to Indonesia for health management in freshwater aquaculture through a TCP Project entitled �Health Management in Freshwater Aquaculture� amounting to a total of US$364 000.[ more… ]
last update: 1/1/2003

Genetics in Health Management
Genetics in Health Management – An Asia Regional Expert Consultation is planned in 2004.[ more… ]
last update: 29/05/2003

Primary Aquatic Animal Health Care in Rural, Small-scale, Aquaculture Development
Arthur, J.R.; Phillips, M.J.; Subasinghe, R.P.; Reantaso, M.B.; MacRae, I.H. (eds.) Primary Aquatic Animal Health Care in Rural, Small-scale, Aquaculture Development. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper No. 406 [ more… ]