New methods could control fish disease
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Scientists at the Iloilo-based Aquaculture Department (AQD) of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) have developed methods and vaccines to control the viral nervous necrosis disease in economically important marine fish such as groupers and sea bass. These methods could boost production and reduce economic losses in the marine fish industry, scientist Leobert D. de la Peña and Rolando Parkingking, Jr. said in abstracts of their studies. Viral nervous necrosis (VNN), otherwise known as viral encephalopathy and retinopathy (VER), has over the last two decades continued to inflict serious economic losses among high value marine fish species not only at the larval and juvenile but importantly at the grow-out stages, Mr Pakingking wrote.
Villamor, M. S. (2010, January 28). New methods could control fish disease. BusinessWorld, p. S1/8.
Fish diseases; Scientific personnel; Research institutions; Fishery economics; Fishery industry; Viral diseases; Biological control; Viruses; Immunity; Iodine; Eggs; Polymerase chain reaction; Cell culture; Mortality; Body weight; Body size; Vaccines; Vaccination; Epinephelus fuscoguttatus; Epinephelus coioides; Chanos chanos; Siganus guttatus; Lates calcarifer; Epinephelus fuscoguttatus; Trachinotus blochii; Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/ Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD); Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); Government of Japan Trust Fund (GOJ-TF); de la Peña, Leobert D.; Parkingking, Rolando Jr.; Toledo, Joebert D.
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