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Madagascar: The disease of the white spot of the Malagasy shrimp concerned in terms of consequent fall in production




Madagascar: The disease of the white spot of the Malagasy shrimp concerned in terms of consequent fall in production
Many scientist experts and operators in the sector of shrimp of Madagascar and Mozambique are working with immediate solutions to stop the white spot disease, "White Spot", which severely affects the aquaculture activities of the two countries and their production.

Spared for 21 years by the white spot disease that has emerged in Asia in 1992, Madagascar was hit hard since 2012, while Mozambique has been affected since 2011.
 
"This is to share experiences and find a creative solution which best suited to the environment in the region", said Claude Brunot, president of the Association of aquaculturists of shrimpers of Madagascar (GAPCM), as related by
the lexpressmada.com.

"We do not intend, to eradicate but to slow its progression. There are Asian countries affected by the disease for fifteen years", says Luc Ralaimarindaza, Director of Fisheries Health Authority (HSA) Malagasy.
 
The spot disease is not transmissible disease to humans, but only to shellfish.
 
However, Madagascar continues to export shrimp to Europe, but the decline in the productivity of aquaculture farms via contagion effects resulting to job losses in large numbers in all countries that have been victims of "White Spot".



Antso Rajaona


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