Title:

White spot in prawns

Project Number:

1975-003

Organisation:

CSIRO Geelong Waurn Ponds

Project Status:

Completed

FRDC Expenditure:

$0.00

Program(s):

Environment

Objectives

1. Determine what causes appearance of white discoloration (known as "white spot") on the shell of prawns

2. what effect this discoloration has on the eating quality of prawns.

3. Devise methods of overcoming the problem.

White Spot in Prawns

Final Report
ISBN:
ISSN:
Author(s):G M Ross
Date Published:August 1976
During the 1974 banana prawn season in the Gulf of Carpentaria, the incidence of a condition termed "white spot" was of concern to prawn processors in that area. Affected prawns were not acceptable for export because of their defective appearance. There are several possible causes of "white spot" which are discussed in the attached report.

Keywords:  Prawns, Queensland, WSSV, White Spot, Disease