Our project is a collaboration between socio-economists, epidemiologists and specialists in immunology and disease pathology and is being jointly run by the Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) in India and the University of Southampton in the UK. The project is being led from the UK by Dr Chris Hauton (University of Southampton). The Swansea team is investigating the socioeconomic part of the study.

Our Aims:

  • to identify novel and sustainable best practice for crop husbandry to prevent or minimise the risk of disease outbreaks in shrimp and fish farming by developing healthy and resilient aquaculture systems;
  • to develop mechanistic insights of the infection cycle for both diseases to create a knowledge base and platform from which to develop future novel disease control measures.