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Local industries outraged over the potential lasting impact of ‘dodgy’ importers who violated biosecurity laws

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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.

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…



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