‘Nearly half’ of imported raw prawns were likely infected with white spot disease, senators hear

http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-05-24/white-spot-prawn-estimates-half-prawn-imports-infected/8554826 ABC Rural By Anna Vidot Updated Wednesday at 14:53 First posted Wednesday at 14:45 White spot disease in giant black tiger prawns. (Supplied: DV Lightner, Australian Government) Australian Agriculture Department officials have estimated that nearly half of all imported raw prawns were infected with white spot disease before imports were suspended in January. The […]

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The Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) welcomed the Coalition Government news delivering $20 million to assist prawn farmers.

Coalition Government $20 million package for prawn farmers media release 6th April 2017. MEDIA RELEASE                      MEDIA RELEASE                      MEDIA RELEASE The Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) welcomed the Coalition Government news delivering $20 million to assist prawn farmers.   The assistance package announced by the Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby […]

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Commonwealth funds $20 million prawn white spot compensation package

http://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Coalition-Government-delivers-$20-million-to-assist-prawn-farmers.aspx http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-05-05/prawn-white-spot-compensation-package/8499680 Updated Friday at 16:05 First posted Friday at 15:34 Barnaby Joyce announces the Commonwealth’s reimbursement package. (ABC Rural: Lisa Herbert) The Federal Government and the prawn industry have reached agreement on a $20 million reimbursement package for farmers affected by the white spot outbreak. Late last year the disease was found on seven […]

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