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Review of white shrimp impacts (P. vannemei) in the Asia Pacific region

FAO and NACA are to undertake an assessment and documentation of the introduction and positive and negative impacts of L. vannamei (and P.stylirostris) in the Asia Pacific region.

June 25, 2003

FAO and NACA are to undertake an assessment and documentation of the introduction and positive and negative impacts of L. vannamei (and P.stylirostris) in the Asia Pacific region.

The review will: (a) document history of introduction and major factors leading to the introduction and trans-boundary movement of L. vannamei (and other recent introductions of shrimp from the Americas); (b) evaluate current status of farming of L.vannamei (and P. stylirostris) in Asia-Pacific, including advantages and disadvantages compared to indigenous shrimp species; and (c) Profile the health status (with particular emphasis on the issues concerning SPF stocks and broodstock maturation in Asia Pacific) of L. vannamei (and P.stylirostris) and their contribution to the spread of trans-boundary pathogens in Asia-Pacific. The review is expected to provide guidance on policies concerning transboundary movement and use of
L. vannamei in the Asia-Pacific region.

More information on the study can be found at http://www.enaca.org/shrimp, or contact shrimp@enaca.org.

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