Current fish disease problems in the Philippines and their economic impact
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An account is given of fish disease problems facing the aquaculture industry in the Philippines. The Laguna de Bay fish kills that occurred in December 1985 and February 1986, involving epizootic ulcerative syndrome of bottom dwelling fish species, and the economic impact on the industry are discussed in particular. Soft-shelling disease of giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon), gas bubble disease and various other bacterial disease problems are also considered.
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