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In addition to the activities of the company the highly skilled personnel of ADSI have had experience in the following research and knowledge development activities:

  • Research
  • Aquaculture Education
  • Scientific Publications


Assistance in the management of the specific pathogen free population of broodstock Penaeus vannamei maintained for the USA Marine Shrimp Farming Program.

Investigations into bitter crab disease (Hematodinium sp.) in the tanner and snow crabs from Alaska, USA and Hematodinium spp. infections of the blue crab in the USA, the Norway lobster, in the UK, and the sand and mud crabs in Australia.

Parasites and symbionts of the mud crab from Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Parasites and symbionts of coral crabs from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Long term monitoring and recommendations to reduce the impact of QX disease (Marteilia sydneyi) of Sydney rock oysters in Queensland and New South Wales.

Studies on the interactions of monogenean and mycobacterial infections of ornamental finfish.

Identification of protistan parasites of ornamental fish utilising Polymerise Chain Reaction DNA analysis.

Field trial studies of immunostimulants and chemotherapeutic agents in various crustacean, molluscan and finfish species.

Aquaculture Education

Guest lecturing & practical demonstrations at the University of Queensland 3rd level undergraduate courses in Parasitology, Zoology and Veterinary Science.

Presentations to national and international scientific conferences on diseases and parasites of aquatic animals.

Lecturing and student assessment for an industry-based course on health management in ornamental fish (Ithaca College of TAFE, Brisbane) & for National Fishing Education Centre for re-circulation systems, fish & crayfish biology, health & water quality (Grafton, NSW).

Fish health workshops for fish producers and veterinarians (Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart).

Scientific Publications

Apart from Industry contracts, ADSI personnel are committed to applied research in an attempt to provide information on potential pathogens before they become a threat to producers.

The best indication of the quality of our research is given by the number of refereed research papers that have been accepted for publication in international scientific journals.

(ADSI personnel shown in bold)

Hudson, D.A. & Lester, R.J.G. 1992. Relationships between water quality parameters and ectocommensal ciliates on prawns (Penaeus japonicus Bate) in aquaculture. Aquaculture 105: 269-280.

Hudson, D.A. & Lester, R.J.G. 1994. Parasites and symbionts wild mud crabs (Scylla serrata) of potential significance in aquaculture. Aquaculture 120: 183-199.

Hudson, D.A. & Shields, J.D. 1994. Hematodinium australis, n. sp. a parasitic dinoflagellate of the sand crab, Portunus pelagicus from Moreton Bay, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 19: 109-119.

Hudson, D.A. & Adlard, R.D. 1994. PCR techniques applied to Hematodinium spp. & Hematodinium-like dinoflagellates in decapod crustaceans. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 20: 203-206.

Hudson, D.A. 1995. Biochemical changes of the sand crab, Portunus pelagicus, due to the parasitic dinoflagellate, Hematodinium australis. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 15(6): 1-4.

Hudson, D.A. & Adlard, R.D. 1996. Nucleotide sequence determination of the partial SSU rDNA gene and ITS1 region of Hematodinium cf. perezi and Hematodinium-like dinoflagellates. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 24: 55-60.

Pyecroft, S.B. 1994. Relationships between experimentally induced mycobacteriosis and monogenean infections on the gills of the atherinoid fish Melanotaenia duboulayi. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 14: 124-127.

Spann, K.M, Adlard, R.D., Hudson, D.A., Jones, T.C. & Pyecroft S.B. Parvo-like virus (P-PJ) of cultured Penaeus japonicus from Queensland, Australia.  Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.

The directors of ADSI have a cumulative total of 40 years experience in aquaculture and aquatic science.



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