Prawn industry adamant biosecurity to blame for disease outbreak

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Experts from Australia's prawn industry are trying to determine once and for all how the white spot prawn disease entered Australian waters last year and destroyed farms in south-east Queensland. A Federal Senate inquiry is underway in Brisbane into the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of green uncooked prawns, which has been tipped as the primary reason behind the outbreak. It comes as the Federal Government considers a $36 million levy to help prawn farmers and the industry get back on its feet.

Experts from Australia's prawn industry are trying to determine once and for all how the white spot prawn disease entered Australian waters last year and destroyed farms in south east Queensland.

A Federal Senate inquiry is underway in Brisbane into the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of green uncooked prawns, which has been tipped as the primary reason behind the outbreak.

It comes as the Federal Government considers a $36 million levy to help prawn farmers and the industry get back on its feet.

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Helen Jenkins, Australian Prawn Farmers Association

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Prawn industry adamant biosecurity to blame for disease outbreak
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Experts from Australia's prawn industry are trying to determine once and for all how the white spot prawn disease entered Australian waters last year and destroyed farms in south-east Queensland. A Federal Senate inquiry is underway in Brisbane into the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of green uncooked prawns, which has been tipped as the primary reason behind the outbreak. It comes as the Federal Government considers a $36 million levy to help prawn farmers and the industry get back on its feet.

Experts from Australia's prawn industry are trying to determine once and for all how the white spot prawn disease entered Australian waters last year and destroyed farms in south east Queensland.

A Federal Senate inquiry is underway in Brisbane into the biosecurity risks associated with the importation of green uncooked prawns, which has been tipped as the primary reason behind the outbreak.

It comes as the Federal Government considers a $36 million levy to help prawn farmers and the industry get back on its feet.

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Helen Jenkins, Australian Prawn Farmers Association

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