Bob Rosenberry Reports,
Of the countries that have been struck by early mortality syndrome (EMS/AHPNS), only Vietnam has made a significant recovery. Why has Vietnam been the only country to recover from EMS? What is Vietnam doing different that has allowed it to double its shrimp exports to the United States? What do you think accounts for the spread of EMS? What measures do you think should be taken to stop EMS?
Here Are Some of the Answers:
Dr. A. Venkateswara Rao (firstname.lastname@example.org): product manager for Neospark Drugs and Chemicals Aquaculture Division in India, reports: There are various reasons for the significant recovery from the EMS outbreak in Vietnam—quality seedstock, improved water quality, better management of pond bottoms, better health management and the implementation of proper biosecurity protocols. APC Company Limited (Distributor for Neospark Aquaculture Products in Vietnam) has done extensive work on educating the farmers on best management practices to control EMS. In May 2013, Neospark and APC organized technical seminars in the Mekong Delta to resolve the EMS problem and our protocols are still being used. During the seminars we focused mainly on the “Three Bios”—Biosecurity, Bioremediation and Biomineralisation. We advised farmers to implement the Three Bios two to three days before stocking postlarvae. The farmers that implemented the Three Bios had good crops.
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