Does anyone know what the direct and indirect economic losses from outbreaks of infectious diseases in commercial aquaculture?

Here’s a paper produced by Fish Vet Group that details nearly 500 events of parasitic interaction with aquaculture species costing aquaculture businesses "an annual loss of 5·8–16·5% of the value of UK aquaculture production (across all species in both freshwater and marine systems)… these estimates are only for UK losses and do not include losses due to bacterial and viral pathogens, they can still be considered low when compared with anecdotal reports suggesting that typical disease losses for certain aquaculture industries in Asia range from 30 to 50%."

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Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPh (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
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