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October 19, 2013


A Short-Term Solution for EMS


According to Thai news reports, a group of professors from Thailand’s Kasetsart University have discovered a way to prolong the life of shrimp with early mortality syndrome (EMS).


A study by the Kasetsart professors has shown that polyphenol (a naturally-derived agent) can help prolong the lives of affected shrimp by up to 80 days, enough time to produce 80-count-per-kilo shrimp, a small but marketable size. Polyphenol helps control the amount of bacteria within shrimps’ digestive systems. The study also says that the polyphenol needs to be used in conjunction with good farm management. The researchers believe their findings will help shrimp farmers return to profitability, although their earnings may not be as high as before the outbreak.


Source: (an online, subscription-based, fisheries news service). Editor and Publisher, John Sackton (phone 1-781-861-1441, email Thai Researchers Report Short-Term Solution to Prolong Life of EMS-Stricken Shrimp. Michael Ramsingh (phone 1-732-240-5330,  email  Thursday, October 17, 2013.

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