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DuPont Animal Health Solutions provides world leading biosecurity products and solutions developed specifically for disease prevention and control in livestock production facilities.

Fish Farming Biosecurity

Key Biosecurity Tasks

Biosecurity plays an important part throughout every stage of the life cycle of a fish, from hatching through to processing.

Thorough cleaning is an essential precursor to any effective disinfection process. To maximise the benefits of Virkon® Aquatic, the complementary Biosolve® Plus heavy duty cleaner should be used.
Application rates for Biosolve® Plus and Virkon® Aquatic as in table.

Product  Dilution Rate  Application Rate 
Biosolve® Plus   1:100 (1%)  500mls per square metre  
Virkon® Aquatic   1:200 (5%)   500mls per square metre

The following table indicates the specific key biosecurity tasks which will have the greatest impact on controlling the spread of disease.

 

              

Key Biosecurity Task 

Critical

Control Point 

Application 

Frequency 

Freshwater Production


Well Boats Deck
Wells
Equipment
Pumps  
Clean thoroughly with Biosolve® Plus, rinse with clean water then disinfect with Virkon® Aquatic   On a daily basis after use
 
Seawater Production

 

Protective Clothing  Rinse with clean water immerse in Virkon® Aquatic for 10 minutes and hang to dry Daily or as required 
Processing    Boat Hull  Disinfect routinely with Virkon® Aquatic when slipped  Refer to official guidelines 

Freshwater Production

Work boats & other vessels 

Decks & bilges
Equipment
Harvesting
equipment 
Clean thoroughly with Biosolve® Plus, rinse with clean water then disinfect with Virkon® Aquatic   Daily or as required
Seawater Production   Protective Clothing  Rinse with clean water immerse in Virkon® Aquatic for 10 minutes and hang to dry   Daily or as required 
    Footdips  Fill with a freshwater solution of Virkon® Aquatic at a dilution rate of 1:100 (1%)  Replenish when heavily soiled 

Freshwater Production 

Seawater Production

Diving Teams Diving suit
Equipment
Mort bags 
Remove any organic debris by brushing then immerse all items in Virkon® Aquatic solution for 20 minutes then rinse with clean water  On completion of operation 

Seawater Production 

Processing

Harvesting Plant
Equipment
Bins & lids
Stacker boxes 
Clean thoroughly with Biosolve® Plus, rinse with clean water then disinfect with Virkon® Aquatic
 
Daily or as required 

Processing

Surfaces  Tables
Floors
Walls 
Clean thoroughly with Biosolve® Plus, rinse with clean water then disinfect with Virkon® Aquatic  Between production breaks 

Processing

Processing 
equipment & utensils 
Gutting machines, knives  Clean thoroughly with Biosolve® Plus, rinse with clean water then disinfect with Virkon® Aquatic
 
Between production breaks or as required
 

Processing

Effluent  Blood water  Treat blood in holding tank with a Virkon® Aquatic 1% solution, leave for 10 minutes and then release to waste.  Cover spillage with Virkon® Aquatic powder.  Leave until the liquid is absorbed.  Scrape powder/spillage mixture into receptacle for disposal. Rinse and disinfect the affected area with 1% Virkon® Aquatic.  As required 

The specified uses and registered claims of Biosolve® Plus and Virkon® Aquatic may vary from country to country.  Please contact DuPont Animal Health Solutions directly to verify country specific approved usages.