Bluefin tuna parasite threatening Port Lincoln's multi-million

(07/25/19)

-dollar industry

For the past fortnight a team of researchers have swapped their lab coats for waders and wellies in South Australia's Spencer Gulf in a quest to battle a tiny parasite that threatens the AUD 150 million dollar tuna industry.


Key points:

  • DNA from blood fluke will be used to create a portable diagnostic test for the tuna industry
  • Until now, whole pens of ranched fish have had to be treated with an expensive medicine to guard against the parasite
  • Scientists believe blood fluke will always be a threat to the industry, but will be better managed with......................................................

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