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Title:

Water treatment to control influent water biosecurity risk on Australian prawn farms. Effectiveness and impacts on production ponds.

Project Number:

2017-238

Organisation:

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QLD)

Principal Investigator:

David Mann

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$155,700.00

Program(s):

Industry

Objectives

1. Provide the Australian prawn farming industry with robust locally-generated information for practical farm influent-water treatment methods essential for optimising biosecurity investment.

2. Assessment of the impact farm influent water filtration and oxidative disinfection has on the plankton blooms in prawn production ponds and their management.

3. Evaluation of the capacity for influent water filtration over a range of mesh apertures to reduce the presumptive risk of WSSV transmission onto prawn farms via plankton vectors.