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Title: Economic costs of protistan and metazoan parasites to global mariculture
Authors: Shinn, Andrew
Pratoomyot, Jarunan
Bron, James
Paladini, Giuseppe
Brooker, Esther E
Brooker, Adam
Contact Email: gp14@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Aquaculture
production
mortality
finfish
Crustacea
Mollusca
ornamentals
economic cost
review
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Shinn A, Pratoomyot J, Bron J, Paladini G, Brooker EE & Brooker A (2015) Economic costs of protistan and metazoan parasites to global mariculture, Parasitology, 142 (Special Issue 1), pp. 196-270.
Abstract: Parasites have a major impact on global finfish and shellfish aquaculture, having significant effects on farm production, sustainability and economic viability. Parasite infections and impacts can, according to pathogen and context, be considered to be either unpredictable/sporadic or predictable/regular. Although both types of infection may result in the loss of stock and incur costs associated with the control and management of infection, predictable infections can also lead to costs associated with prophylaxis and related activities. The estimation of the economic cost of a parasite event is frequently complicated by the complex interplay of numerous factors associated with a specific incident, which may range from direct production losses to downstream socio-economic impacts on livelihoods and satellite industries associated with the primary producer. In this study, we examine the world's major marine and brackish water aquaculture production industries and provide estimates of the potential economic costs attributable to a range of key parasite pathogens using 498 specific events for the purposes of illustration and estimation of costs. This study provides a baseline resource for risk assessment and the development of more robust biosecurity practices, which can in turn help mitigate against and/or minimise the potential impacts of parasite-mediated disease in aquaculture.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/22795
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182014001437
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Affiliation: Aquaculture
University of Stirling
Aquaculture
Aquaculture
University of Stirling
Aquaculture

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