Chinese prawns fit for human consumption… but not as bait for fishing…

So what is this really all about?

Using animal health to control trade.

Lowering options for Australian consumers.

Indirectly supporting local shrimp farming.

De-veining of the prawn – Aussie import regulations… with their heads then also?

Australia to impose new regulations on raw shrimp imports from July 1st…… veins allowed on raw shrimp entering. Imports need to be in sealed packaging.

Wonder what will happen to bulk importing for secondary processing? Most value addition offshore – as is currently. Increase usage of SUP – single use plastics (SUP) for food safety and infectious shrimp disease control.

This move is to control entry and a possible spread of EHP into Australia of vibrio in the shrimp mid-gut – but not sure how that then affects locally farmed shrimp – could be those pesky fishermen using the raw prawn as bait in fishing……..but is the Australian shrimp farming bio-security setup that poor and husbandry not sufficiently well managed to overcome issues. Is it part of state intervention in an exclusionary lock down health mentality. Certainly may affect local markets and be fall foul of WTO if applied to same shrimp species cultured in Australia.

Two years – that’s all that it needs…Whitespot in Australia…

Months away from the two years free mark.

Unsuprising if one looks hard enough….a case of never being quite free – dependant on testing and detection levels set?

Tackling white spot and IHHNV – how to interpret strine (Australian).

Careful – Australian industry shut down three years ago. No profits were being made with production survival very low. An increase in production of 3.7 MT/hectare will bring production back to normal levels.

Improving the revenue of Australian shrimp affected by disease, whose production and revenue is zero or negative, is relatively simple when starting from that benchmark.

It DOES not mean that this technology will increase revenue for those already producing shrimp.

Media focus must not be taken out of context..