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HACCP planning keeps fish farms secure

FISH HEALTH NOTES by Rod Getchell

WEST HENRIETTA, NY – Sea Grant and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have been conducting Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) workshops directed at the baitfish and aquaculture industries for a number of years. Their aim is to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil.

The appearance of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) virus in the Great Lakes convinced many folks that microbial pathogens could be treated like invasive species as well. Aquaculturists, from shrimp farmers to walleye hatchery managers, are beginning to realize HACCP (pronounced “hassip”) planning also is very useful in their fight to stay pathogen free.

 

Read the rest and much, much more in Issue 4, 2012 of Fish Farming News.  Download now for immediate access and keep the .pdf for future reference.

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