LSU AgCenter to hold meeting on White Spot Syndrome Virus in crawfish

Bruce Schultz  |  5/19/2017 1:36:10 PM

(05/19/17) JENNINGS, La. — Aquaculture experts from the LSU AgCenter will discuss the effects of the White Spot Syndrome Virus on crawfish on May 23 at 1 p.m. in the Jefferson Davis Parish extension office at 1006 S. Lake Arthur Ave.

“Over the last few months, some farmers have experienced a sudden and drastic reduction in their catch due to this virus, which affects only crustaceans,” said Mark Shirley, LSU AgCenter southwest regional aquaculture specialist.

AgCenter aquaculture specialist Greg Lutz and Dr. John Hawke, aquatic veterinarian at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, will answer questions about the disease and discuss management strategies to deal with the problem.

Shirley said farmers who think they may have been affected by the virus or want to learn more about this threat to the industry should plan to attend.

For more information contact Francis Guidry, LSU AgCenter county agent in Jefferson Davis Parish, at 337-824-1773 or Shirley at 337-898-4335.

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