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Queensland—Whitespot Update

 

Biosecurity Queensland has completed treatment and discharge of water on all infected shrimp farms in southern Queensland, and all farms will be fallow for one year to further assist with the eradication of whitespot in the area.

 

Since the detection of whitespot in December 2016 the Queensland Government has spent more than $11.7 million on the response, a figure that is expected to increase to more than $19.5 million over the next two years.  More than 130 staff from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, interstate biosecurity partners and other departments have been involved in the response so far.

Source: Email to Shrimp News International from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.  Whitespot Update.  August 25, 2017.

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