Mangalore-based College of Fisheries has developed a diagnostic kit for the detection of ‘white spot virus’ in shrimps. This virus spread all over the world. Due to this virus, shrimps industry is facing Rs.500 crores loss annually. Developed by the Department of Aquaculture of the college, the technology was evaluated in shrimp farms in India and outside since 2006. The technology was developed with funding assistance from the Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India.