Coronavirus: Lesson 7 from the shrimp industry – stress reduction

On shrimp and on you the farmer.

Art not sceince. Trust instincts. Be at one with your charges. Chill.

Coronavirus: Lesson 6 from the shrimp industry – density

The higher the density the higher the risks the higher the need to get all other lessons previously mentioned correct…

Coronavirus: Lesson 5 from the shrimp industry – nurseries

Nursery ponds – yes use screening and population controls in steps along culture.

Multiple benefits including increased biosecurity and disease control.

A technology initially developed and used in South America because there were no hatcheries and purchasing wild seed was seasonal.

Granmar farm was a pioneer also to trial shrimp seed from its sister company, Semacua – the first commercial shrimp hatchery in the world

Using nurseries removed the seasonality of farmed shrimp culture pre hatchery seed and allowed for test bed for performance of pioneering hatchery produced….

Hi George…..bye George…

Worrisome when so called shrimp industry leaders jump into the news media bandwagon in this way.

Surveillance and testing suggestions good for contact tracing but not a solution to any virus.

Also fear mongering is unhelpful and counter productive.

Perhaps an underlying agenda here needs some good quality investigative reporting?

Coronavirus – parallels in the prawnbook. Impossible to make the world SPF.

Now that ET building blocks to life have been found

There is nothing to fear but fear itself.

Impossible to make world SPF.

Which is why initially it failed with vannamei shrimp and was re-branded shrimp high health for the commodity mass market.

We all know the development of the US led shrimp SPF and the French led shrimp SPR (plus other sub derivatives up to APE) programs.

SPF (type of quaranteen and self isolation) is all about survival. More elitist but grow out isolated in climate controlled and genetically manipulated environments.

SPR is about developing resistance rather than exclusion.

A microbiome silver bullet – shrimply interesting…

Engineered symbionts activate honey bee immunity and limit pathogens…

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6477/573.full