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Farmed or wild, one of seafood’s biggest challenges in 2016, and throughout time, has always been viruses and diseases.

For example, shrimp farmers have been battling early mortality syndrome (EMS) since 2009, when the first report of the disease emerged from Asia. For those dealing with and in tilapia – a USD 7.5 billion (EUR 6.7 billion) global industry – a new bug dubbed tilapia lake virus (TiLV) is causing some serious issues.

This breakdown from SeafoodSource details six of the deadliest viruses and diseases faced by the seafood industry, as well as the latest news regarding each affliction, with handy fact sheets.

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