Call for your help, with eyes on White spot disease in crustacea: AUSTRALIA-wide.

Have you seen any seafood with tell-tale unusual white spots?

The government is seeking our help to check on Australia’s status on white spot disease. If it’s here, we’d need to test and eradicate. If it’s not, then we continue to be one of the few countries free from this devastating disease.

If you see any “funny” looking lesions on any sort of shellfish (e.g. prawns, lobsters, yabbies, bugs, crabs, etc), immediately phone the 24 hour Dept of Fisheries FishWatch hotline on 1800 815 507 and provide the following information:

Your name, phone and home address.
The date, time and location of where the suspect prawns or other crustacean were seen, and photos/video.

See pictured, a case with signs resembling white spot disease that I found, and which thankfully returned NEGATIVE results for WSD.

Read more here –

Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

Ph: +61 421 822 383


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