This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Associated with Projects R7051, R7054, R7463, R8093 and R8119. Practical
and cost-effective methods are now available to help farmers detect
fish-borne diseases quickly and accurately. Severe disease epidemics
threaten aquaculture, particularly smallholder production. The new
methods—and simple management improvements—lower the costs of treating
disease and give farmers higher yields of better quality fish. These
easy-to-use practices for safe and healthy production of catfish and
shrimp are already widely used in Vietnam, Thailand and India. Six Asian
governments are also taking up these methods to improve fish health
management services. Because people are becoming more aware of the need
for better fish disease control in aquaculture these techniques could
have a major impact.
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts on Poverty,
Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.
AFGP05, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 74.