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Madagascar: Important drop in the production of cultivated shrimp as reason of white spot disease

The white spot disease, "White Spot", has severely affected shrimp production in Madagascar.
The Malagasy shrimp sector breeding was particularly hard hit by the WSD.
According to the latest figures released by the Health Authority fisheries (ASH), the production of farmed shrimp in the Big Island fell between 2012 and 2013 to 4420 tons to nearly 3,420 tons, as shown in the newspaper L'Express of Madagascar.
For wild shrimp production over the same period has seen a slight decline from 3113 to 3038 tons.
To recap, the spot disease is not transmissible disease to man, but only to shellfish.

Madagascar nevertheless continued its shrimp export to Europe, but the decline in the productivity of fish farms in the wake of the "White Spot" closes by contagion effect of the loss of jobs in large numbers, with the already two companies in Madagascar working in the sector. 

Antso Rajaona

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