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SRAC# 260

Introduction of Exotic Shrimp: Quarantine and Disease Inspection Methods

Sterling K. Johnson

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Introduction of exotic animals provides some degree of both benefit and risk. The risks of exotic shrimp introduction include the possible establishment of a disease in domestic or wild shrimp stocks. Suitable management approaches must be considered. If a disease is suspected but not clearly established because of the lack of research, it is best to consider some precautions. For intercontinental transfer of exotics, control methods that focus on avoidance are most common.
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