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Diseases of tunas, Thunnus spp


Munday, BL and Sawada, Y and Cribb, T and Hayward, CJ, Diseases of tunas, Thunnus spp, Journal of Fish Diseases, 26, (4) pp. 187-206. ISSN 0140-7775 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2761.2003.00454.x


Much is known about those aspects of tuna health which can be studied in wild populations, e.g. helminth parasites. However, because aquaculture of these species is in its infancy, knowledge of microbial, nutritional and environmental diseases is limited. This review is an attempt to bring together the available information on those diseases of Thunnus spp. which cause significant morbidity, mortality or economic loss. In doing so it has become clear that much more research needs to be undertaken on the physiology of the species (southern, northern and Pacific bluefin tuna) currently used in aquaculture in order for the pathogenesis of some conditions to be properly understood. Attempts at hatchery culture of Pacific bluefin tuna has indicated that Thunnus spp. will be problematic to hatch and propagate.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Munday, BL (Dr Barry Munday)
UTAS Author:Hayward, CJ (Dr Craig Hayward)
ID Code:34372
Year Published:2003
Web of Science® Times Cited:99
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2005-07-27
Last Modified:2011-11-07

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