white spot disease update seq

White spot disease update

Current situation

Biosecurity Queensland has completed the treatment of all production ponds on five aquaculture farms in the Logan River region after white spot disease was detected in late 2016.
This is the largest aquatic animal disease response in Queensland and to date 112 production ponds on five infected premises have been treated with more than 2.8 million litres of chlorine. More than 50,000 tests for white spot disease have been completed on crustacean samples collected from the region and this figure will continue to rise as surveillance is expanded.

Bird mitigation

Bird mitigation activities will decrease over the coming weeks as treatment work is completed and the risk of disease spread through bird movement decreases.
With treatment finished on the first four infected premises, bird mitigation has ceased surrounding those properties. Additionally, the use of bird mitigation techniques such as gas guns will now be limited to 6:00am-6:00pm daily.

Community drop-in sessions

Two community information drop-in sessions are being held this week, with fishers and residents invited to attend. Staff will be available to discuss the emergency response at the below locations:

Thursday 19 January 2017
Skinners Road boat ramp, Carbrook

Friday 20 January 2017
Cabbage Tree Point Road boat ramp, Steiglitz

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