Dr Melony Sellars
Dr Melony SellarsCEO, Genics Pty Ltd, Australia

Day 1: 12 Nov 2019 - 12:10 – 12:30 PM

Mitigating Pathogen Risks During Shrimp Culture

Disease is the biggest unknown risk in shrimp aquaculture, with a growing list of commercially devastating disease-causing pathogens around the world. Globally there is a broad variety of approaches to mitigate pathogen risk during shrimp culture. Affordable pathogen screening and detection is fundamental to understand these pathogens, determine how to manage them during culture and develop successful shrimp breeding programmes.

This presentation will describe some of the key ways in which pathogen detection is playing a role in mitigating disease risk and being used in shrimp breeding and production globally. A short introduction to a high-throughput disease screening platform now on the market, Shrimp MultiPath, will also be given.

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