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An awareness meet on shrimp diseases and health management was conducted on 20th December, 2022 for the benefit of shrimp farmers at Merattur Village in Thiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu. About 50 shrimp farmers, consultants and stakeholders attended the event, which was conducted under the aegis of National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases under the Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) Phase – II.

The participants were sensitized on various shrimp health and disease management, shrimp bacterial diseases, white faecal disease, better management practices and sample collection for disease diagnosis. The farmers interacted with the scientists and cleared their doubts regarding various shrimp diseases occurring in field during the current crop season.

The meeting was coordinated by Dr. M. Poornima, Principal Scientist, Dr. P. Ezhil Praveena, Senior Scientist, Dr. R. Ananda Raja, Senior Scientist, Dr. T. Bhuvaneswari, Senior Scientist and Dr. R. Vidya, Scientist of the Aquatic Animal Health and Environment Division (AAHED).