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Microbial Management for Bacterial Pathogen Control in Invertebrate Aquaculture Hatcheries


Goulden, EF and Hoj, L and Hall, MR, Microbial Management for Bacterial Pathogen Control in Invertebrate Aquaculture Hatcheries, Advances in Aquaculture Hatchery Technology, Woodhead Publishing, G Allan, G Burnell (ed), Cambridge, England, pp. 246-285. ISBN 978-0-85709-119-2 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1533/9780857097460.1.246


In aquaculture production systems, the hatchery phase is the most challenging as larvae are prone to infections and disease from microbial agents causing mass mortalities. A holistic microbial management regime concept is developed with the hatchery managed as a set of compartments: (1) the water column (planktonic); (2) surfaces (biofilm); (3) the larvae themselves; and (4) feeds (live and formulated). Emphasis on the use of the microbial community as a whole to maintain larvae in high health with various prophylactic strategies is discussed. A range of treatment strategies are considered, including antibiotics, bacteriophage therapy, quorum sensing inhibition and microbial predation. Developing innovations and future trends in microbial management and biocontrol are outlined.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:hatcherie, microbial management, pathogens, probiotics, quorum sensing
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:Goulden, EF (Dr Evan Goulden)
ID Code:94728
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2014-09-16
Last Modified:2014-10-02

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