A rogue Melbourne seafood company that imported prawns from China tried to swap them for clean ones after they were found to be diseased with white spot, allegedly to foil investigations.
- An outbreak of white spot disease has been detected in prawns caught in Queensland’s Moreton Bay and Logan River area
- One likely source of the outbreaks is frozen imported prawns infected with the virus being used as bait
- The local industry agues all imported prawns should be cooked to kill the virus and to reduce the risk of bringing in white spot disease
White spot is harmless to humans but deadly for prawns, crabs and crayfish, and an outbreak of white spot disease in 2016 devastated prawn farms in south-east Queensland, causing an estimated…