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Why Biosecurity is Indispensably Essential for Aquaculture?

by Ankita Sehgal Freelance Blogger, Lives in New Delhi
Aquaculture and biosecurity are tightly intertwined since the safety of water resources directly impacts the overall production of an aquafarm. Aquaculture farms are highly susceptible to the impact of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and similar toxic influences. With the right use of tools and various methods however, they can be made disease free and free from the impact of other pathological influences.

Though not all aqua-based businesses pay attention to biosecurity, renowned names such as KCT Group make sure that their water resources are free from any kind of toxic influences. By following strategic treatments such as extensive cleansing, sanitation, and particularly disinfection, water resources can be made pathogen free. 

Water-borne diseases can easily transmit in between shrimps and sometimes the infection can even travel to various ponds. Physio-chemical and microbiological factors can further aggravate the situation and at times may even lead to severe mortalities. Thankfully, organizations like The Waterbase Limited pay utmost attention to maintaining the security of water-based resources. Here is how it can be effectively done:

•Implementing strategic treatments for disinfection, sanitation, and vaccination to kill pathogens.

•Paying attention to site design and the location is extremely important for carrying out disinfection strategies. While planning a new site, make sure the effective biosecurity rules are applied right from the designing stage.

•The biosecurity techniques should be practically and meticulously driven rather than a theoretically set-up.

•It is essential that all the equipment should be stocked carefully—in personal, feed, and stock and should be rightly numbered.

•Make sure that only essential vehicles have access to the site and should always be sanitized before arriving at the site.

•In order to avoid pathogen-spread, protective clothing should be used.

•Special safety measures must be undertaken at breeding and hatching stage as any errors at this particular stage can magnify the impact at commercial level.

•Turnaround times, site decontamination and structural cleansing of the site are essential for disinfection purpose.

•In case of emergency, one must make use of effective disease and pathogen carrier control. 

•Application of broad-spectrum efficacy against viral and bacterial pathogens is required when some toxins or a pathogen attack has surpassed a certain level.

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About Ankita Sehgal Advanced   Freelance Blogger, Lives in New Delhi

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