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FAO Aquaculture publications 1999-2012

Posted by FAO | 2/7/2013 | 1727 reads | Tags: Book reviews

A new DVD containing all FAO aquaculture publications prepared during the period 1999-2012 has been produced by the Aquaculture Service of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.

More than six hundred publications related to aquaculture, including CD-ROMs, web-based products and newsletters have been published and distributed worldwide during that period, in both hard and electronic versions and in various FAO official languages. All these publications have been assembled on this DVD as Portable Document Format (PDF) files, in order to make them easily available, searchable and printable to all users.

Cause of "shrimp early mortality syndrome" (acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome) identified

Posted on 3/5/2013 | 2736 reads | Tags: Shrimp, Health, Sustainable farming systems

In a major breakthrough, researchers at the University of Arizona have identified the causative agent behind "shrimp early mortality syndrome" or EMS, more accurately known as acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome.

The causative agent is a strain of a bacteria commonly found in brackish water, Vibrio parahemolyticus, with possible involvement of a phage.

For the full story, please see the press release on the FAO website.

Very encouraging news. Congratulations to Dr Lightner's team and all that have assisted with the search for the culprit - Ed.

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