The Asia Regional Advisory Group (AG) on Aquatic Animal Health in its first meeting (AGM-1 November 2002) identified the need to create an aquatic animal health resource base within the region. The resource base was proposed at three levels; regional resource experts (RRE), regional resource centres (RRC) and regional reference laboratories (RRL). A cohesive networking among RRE, RRC and RRL in aquatic animal health was identified as a requirement in the region to provide diagnostic support and to build capacity for effective implementation of aquatic animal health management strategies.

NACA welcomes expression of interest from aquatic animal health specialists and institutions in the region to participate in this regional resource base initiative. To know more about this initiative and how to get involved, please contact us.

As a first step, NACA is pleased to provide the list of Regional Resource Experts (RRE) who have kindly agreed to support the regional aquatic animal health program through the following activities:

  • Answering technical questions related to their field of expertise;
  • Assisting in development of disease cards, diagnostic manuals and supporting documents; and
  • Providing diagnostic assistance as far as possible during disease emergencies.

We are keen to expand the RRE list to include more experts. We request other experts in the region to contribute to the NACA regional health program. If you are interested to support the regional aquatic animal health program as a RRE, please contact us via email to eduardo 'at' enaca.org.

Finfish diseases

Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome
Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN), Viral Encephalopathy and retinopathy (VER)
Koi Herpes Virus
Grouper Iridoviral Disease
Viral Diseases
Bacterial Diseases
Fungal Diseases
Parasitic Diseases

Crusteacean diseases

Shrimp Diseases
Shrimp Viruses
Bacterial Diseases
Freshwater Crustacean Diseases

Molluscan diseases

Bonamiosis
Other molluscan Diseases

Finfish diseases

Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome (EUS)

Dr Richard Callinan
Senior Research Fellow
University of Sydney
496 Wallace Rd, The Channon, NSW 2480
AUSTRALIA
Phone 02 66886289
Fax 02 66886529
richardcallinan 'at' bordernet.com.au

Prof Kishio Hatai
Division of Fish Diseases
Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University
1-7-1 Kyonan-cho, Musashino,
Tokyo 180-8602
JAPAN
khatai0111 ‘at’ nvlu.ac.jp

Dr Somkiat Kanchanakhan
Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus
Jatujak, Ladyao, Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
somkiatkc 'at' fisheries.go.th, kanchanakhan ‘at’ yahoo.com

Dr Supranee Chinabut
Fish Disease Expert
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus
Jatujak, Ladyao, Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
supraneecb ‘at’ yahoo.com

Dr Gilda Lio-Po
Fish Health Section, Aquaculture Department
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Tigbauan, Iloilo 5021
PHILIPPINES
liopo 'at' seafdec.org.ph

Dr M.G.Bondad-Reantaso
Fisheries Department
Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Italy
melba.reantaso 'at' fao.org

Dr C.V.Mohan
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Department of Fisheries Compound
Kasetsart University Campus
Bangko 10900
THAILAND
mohan ‘at’ enaca.org

Viral Nervous Necrosis (VNN), Viral Encephalopathy and retinopathy

Dr Qiwei Qin
Tropical Marine Science Institute
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent 119260
SINGAPORE
tmsqinqw 'at' nus.edu.sg

Dr. Kazuhiro Nakajima
Headquarters, Fisheries Research Agency, 2-12-4
Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-8648
JAPAN
kazuhiro 'at' fra.affrc.go.jp

Dr Motohiko Sano
National Research Institute of Aquaculture
Hiruta 224-1, Tamaki, Watarai, Mie 519-0423
JAPAN
sanogen 'at' fra.affrc.go.jp

Dr Mark Crane
AAHL Fish Diseases Laboratory
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
CSIRO Livestock Industries
Private Bag 24
Geelong Vic 3220
AUSTRALIA
mark.crane 'at' csiro.au

Dr Somkiat Kanchanakhan
Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus
Jatujak, Ladyao, Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
somkiatkc 'at' fisheries.go.th, kanchanakhan ‘at’ yahoo.com

Dr Leobert de la Pena
Fish Health Section, Aquaculture Department,
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Tigbauan, Iloilo 5021,
PHILIPPINES
leobertd 'at' seafdec.org.ph

Koi Herpes Virus

Prof. Kishio Hatai
Division of Fish Disease
Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University, 1-7-1 Kyonan-cho
Musashino, Tokyo 180
JAPAN
khatai0111 ‘at’ nvlu.ac.jp

Dr Mark Crane
AAHL Fish Diseases Laboratory
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
CSIRO Livestock Industries
Private Bag 24
Geelong Vic 3220
AUSTRALIA
mark.crane 'at' csiro.au

Dr Motohiko Sano
National Research Institute of Aquaculture Hiruta 224-1 Tamaki, Watarai, Mie 519-0423
JAPAN
sanogen 'at' fra.affrc.go.jp

Mr. Agus Sunarto
Fish Health Research Laboratory
Central Research Institute of Aquaculture
Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
Jakarta
INDONESIA
agussunarto 'at' hotmail.com

Dr Hassan Mohd. Daud
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Putra Malaysia
43400 Kaula Lampur
MALAYSIA
hassan 'at' vet.upm.edu.my

Dr Gilda Lio-Po
Fish Health Section
Aquaculture Department
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Tigbauan, Iloilo 5021
PHILIPPINES
liopo 'at' seafdec.org.ph

Grouper Iridoviral Disease

Dr Qiwei Qin
Tropical Marine Science Institute
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent 119260
SINGAPORE
tmsqinqw 'at' nus.edu.sg

Dr. Kazuhiro Nakajima
Headquarters, Fisheries Research Agency, 2-12-4,
Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama 236-8648,
JAPAN
kazuhiro 'at' fra.affrc.go.jp

Dr Motohiko Sano
National Research Institute of Aquaculture
Hiruta 224-1, Tamaki, Watarai
Mie 519-0423
JAPAN
sanogen 'at' fra.affrc.go.jp

Dr Leobert de la Pena
Fish Health Section, Aquaculture Department,
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC), Tigbauan, Iloilo 5021,
PHILIPPINES
leobertd 'at' seafdec.org.ph

Dr Somkiat Kanchanakhan
Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus
Jatujak, Ladyao
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
somkiatkc 'at' fisheries.go.th, kanchanakhan ‘at’ yahoo.com

Viral diseases (general)

Dr Hong Liu
Key Lab of Aquatic Animal Diseases
Animal and Plant Inspection and Quarantine Technology Centre (APIQTC)
Shenzhen Exit & Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
Room 908, 1011 Fuqiang Road, Futianqu,
Shenzhen City, Guangdong 518001
P. R. CHINA
liuhong ‘at’ szciq.gov.cn, ciqliuhong ‘at’gmail.com

Prof Jiang Yulin
Shenzhen Exit and Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
40 Heping Road, Shenzhen 518010
CHINA PR
yulinj 'at' szciq.gov.cn

Dr Qiwei Qin
Tropical Marine Science Institute
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent 119260
SINGAPORE
tmsqinqw 'at' nus.edu.sg

Dr Mark Crane
AAHL Fish Diseases Laboratory
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
CSIRO Livestock Industries
Private Bag 24, Geelong Vic 3220
AUSTRALIA
mark.crane 'at' csiro.au

Dr Gilda Lio-Po
Fish Health Section
Aquaculture Department
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Tigbauan, Iloilo 5021
PHILIPPINES
liopo 'at' seafdec.org.ph

Dr K.M. Shankar
Department of Aquaculture
College of Fisheries
University of Agricultural Sciences
Mangalore-575002
INDIA
kalkulishankar 'at' rediffmail.com

Dr. Rolando Pakingking, Jr.
Fish Health Section, Aquaculture Department,
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Tigbauan, Iloilo 5021,
PHILIPPINES
rpakingking ‘at’ seafdec.org.ph

Bacterial diseases (general)

Dr Hisatsugu Wakabayashi
HW Fish Health Laboratory
3-22-11-717 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku,
Tokyo 113-0022, Japan
hisa718 'at' m2.pbc.ne.jp

Dr Celia Lavilla-Pitogo
Aquatic Animal Health Research and Service Center
BRUNEI
celia.pitogo@fulbrightmail.org

Prof. Mohammed Shariff
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Putra Malaysia
43400 Kaula Lampur
MALAYSIA
shariff 'at' vet.upm.edu.my

Dr Indrani Karunasagar
Department of Fishery Microbiology
College of Fisheries
Mangalore-575002
INDIA
mircen 'at' sancharnet.in

Dr Andrew Barnes
Centre for Marine Studies
University of Queensland
St Lucia, Qld, 4072
Australia
a.barnes 'at' uq.edu.au

Dr Temdoung Somsiri
Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus
Jatujak, Ladyao
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
temdoungs 'at' fisheries.go.th, tsi_f ‘at’ yahoo.com

Dr Anxing Li
Institute of Aquatic Economic Animals
School of Life Sciences
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (510275)
P.R. CHINA
lianxing ‘at’ mail.sysu.edu.cn, anxing_li2002 ‘at’ yahoo.com.cn

Dr. Changfu Chen
Fishery Department, Central China Agricultural University
1 Shizishan Road, Wuchangqu,
Wuhan City, Hubei Province, 430070
P. R. CHINA
chenchangfu ‘at’ mail.hzau.edu.cn

Fungal diseases (general)

Prof Kishio Hatai
Division of Fish Disease
Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science University, 1-7-1 Kyonan-cho
Musashino, Tokyo 180
JAPAN
khatai0111 ‘at’nvlu.ac.jp

Dr Eduardo M. Leaño
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Kasetsart University Campus
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
eduardo ‘at’ enaca.org

Parasitic diseases (general)

Dr Leong Tak Seng
No 3 Cangkat Minden, Lorong 13
11700 Glugor, Pulau Penang
MALAYSIA
mhpg 'at' streamyx.com

Dr. Erlinda Lacierda
Kagoshima University
JAPAN
eclacierda ‘at’ yahoo.com

Prof. Mohammed Shariff
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Putra Malaysia
43400 Kaula Lampur
MALAYSIA
shariff 'at' vet.upm.edu.my

Prof R.J.G Lester
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology
The University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072
AUSTRALIA
r.lester 'at' mailbox.uq.edu.au

Dr Kua Beng Chu
National Fish Health Research Centre (NaFisH),
Fisheries Research Institute
11960 Batu Maung,
Penang,
MALAYSIA
kuaben01 'at' dof.moa.my

Dr Robert Adlard
Senior Curator (Parasitology)
Queensland Museum
Biodiversity Program
PO Box 3300, South Brisbane
Queensland, 4101
AUSTRALIA
robertad 'at' qm.qld.gov.au

Dr Supranee Chinabut
Fish Disease Expert
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
supranee 'at' fisheries.go.th

Dr M.G.Bondad-Reantaso
Fisheries Department
Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Italy
melba.reantaso 'at' fao.org

Dr Jeong-Ho Kim
Faculty of Marine Bioscience and technology
Kangnung National University
Kangnung City, Kangwon-do 210-702
KOREA
kimjh89 'at' yahoo.com; jhkim70 'at' kangnung.ac.kr

Dr Shuqin Wu
Pearl River Fisheries Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science
Guangdong 510380
CHINA PR
sqwxm 'at' 163.net

Dr N.Nilakarawasam
Department of Zoology
The Open University
Nawala, Nugegoda
SRI LANKA
nnila 'at' ou.ac.lk

Dr Guitang Wang
Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Donghunan Rd 7#, Wuhan 430072, Hubei Province
P. R. CHINA
gtwang ‘at’ ihb.ac.cn

Dr Anxing Li
Institute of Aquatic Economic Animals, School of Life Sciences
Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou (510275)
P.R. CHINA
lianxing ‘at’ mail.sysu.edu.cn, anxing_li2002 ‘at’ yahoo.com.cn

Aquatic Epidemiology

Dr Flavio Corsin
Sustainable Aquaculture & Aquatic Animal Health Specialist
flavio.corsin 'at' gmail.com
Mobile: +84-91-2776993
Skype ID: flavio.corsin
Yahoo ID: fcorsin

Crustacean diseases

Infectious myonecrosis

Prof Donald V. Lightner
Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory
Department of Veterinary Science and Microbiology, University of Arizona
Building 90, Room 202 Pharmacy/Microbiology, Tucson, AZ 85721
USA
Phone: +1 (520) 621.84.14
Fax: +1 (520) 621.48.99
Email: dvl@u.arizona.edu

Shrimp diseases (general)

Dr Richard Callinan
NSW Fisheries, Regional Veterinary Laboratory
Wollongbar, NSW 2477
AUSTRALIA
richard.callinan 'at' agric.nsw.gov.au

Prof Timothy Flegel
Centex Shrimp, Chalermprakiat Building
Faculty of Science
Mahidol University
Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400
THAILAND
timothy.fle 'at' mahidol.ac.th

Dr Huang Jie
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science
Aquaculture Disease Division
# 106 Nanjing Road, Qingdao, Shandong 266071
P.R. CHINA
huangjie 'at' ysfri.ac.cn

Dr. Leigh Owens
School of Biomedical Sciences
James Cook University
Townsville Qld 4811
AUSTRALIA
leigh.owens 'at' jcu.edu.au

Prof. Mohammed Shariff
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
University of Putra Malaysia
43400 Kaula Lampur
MALAYSIA
shariff 'at' vet.upm.edu.my

Dr Indrani Karunasagar
Department of Fishery Microbiology
College of Fisheries
Mangalore-575002
INDIA
mircen 'at' sancharnet.in

Dr. Juan D. Albaladejo
Fish Health Section
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Arcadia Building
860 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
PHILIPPINES 1103
jalbaladejo99 'at' yahoo.com; jalbaladejo 'at' bfar.da.gov.ph

Dr Leobert de la Pena
Fish Health Section, Aquaculture Department,
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC)
Tigbauan, Iloilo 5021
PHILIPPINES
leobertd 'at' seafdec.org.ph

Dr Brett F Edgerton
Associate Research Consultant
Centre for Marine Studies
St Lucia, Qld, 4072
University of Queensland
AUSTRALIA
brett.edgerton 'at' uq.edu.au; brettedgerton 'at' hotmail.com

Dr Nguyen Thanh Phuong
Aquaculture and Fisheries Sciences Institute (AFSI)
College of Agriculture
Cantho University, Cantho
VIETNAM
ntphuong 'at' ctu.edu.vn

Dr Pornlerd Chanratchakool
Department of Fisheries
THAILAND
pornlerc 'at' fisheries.go.th

Dr K.K. Vijayan
Aquatic Animal Health Division
Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture
75 Santhome High Road
Chennai-600028
INDIA
kkvijayan 'at' hotmail.com

Dr I.S.Bright Singh
Centre for Fish Disease Diagnosis and Management
School of Environmental Studies
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Fine Arts Avenue, Cochin 682016
INDIA
bsingh 'at' md3.vsnl.net.in; bright 'at' cusat.ac.in

Dr C.V. Mohan
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Department of Fisheries Compound
Kasetsart University Campus
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
mohan ‘at’ enaca.org

Flavio Corsin MSc PhD
Sustainable Aquaculture & Aquatic Animal Health Specialist
flavio.corsin 'at' gmail.com
Mobile: +84-91-2776993
Skype ID: flavio.corsin
Yahoo ID: fcorsin

Dr Dong Qian
Fish Disease Laboratory
Zhejiang Institute of Freshwater Fisheries
No 999, South Huangchangqiao Road, Huzhou
Zhejiang Province, 313001
P. R. CHINA
Gdomonas ‘at’ 163.com

Viral diseases (general)

Prof Timothy Flegel
Centex Shrimp, Chalermprakiat Building
Faculty of Science
Mahidol University
Rama 6 Road, Bangkok 10400
THAILAND
sctwf 'at' mahidol.ac.th

Prof Peter Walker
CSIRO Livestock Industries
Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)
Private Bag 24, Geelong Vic 3220
AUSTRALIA
peter.walker 'at' csiro.au

Dr Jeff Cowley
CSIRO Livestock Industries
Queensland Bioscience Precinct
306 Carmody Road
St. Lucia Q 4068
AUSTRALIA
jeff.cowley 'at' csiro.au

Dr A.S. Sahul Hameed
Aquaculture Division
Department of Zoology
C.Abdul Hakeem College
Melvisharam 632509
Tamil Nadu
INDIA
cah_sahul 'at' hotmail.com

Dr Wen-Bin Zhan
College of Fisheries
Ocean University of China
CHINA PR
wbzhan 'at' ouc.edu.cn

Bacterial diseases (general)

Dr Celia Lavilla-Pitogo
Aquatic Animal Health Research and Service Center
BRUNEI
celia.pitogo@fulbrightmail.org

Freshwater crustacean diseases

Dr Shi Zhengli
Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS
44 Xiao Hong Shan
Wuhan, Hubei 430071
CHINA
zlshi 'at' pentium.whiov.ac.cn

Dr Brett F Edgerton
Associate Research Consultant
Centre for Marine Studies
St Lucia, Qld, 4072
University of Queensland
AUSTRALIA
brett.edgerton 'at' uq.edu.au

Molluscan diseases

Bonamiosis

Dr Brian Jones
Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University (Western Australia)
Principal Advisor, Aquatic Animal Health
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua
66 Ward St, Upper Hutt
NEW ZEALAND
brian.jones 'at' mpi.govt.nz

Other molluscan diseases

Dr Brian Jones
Adjunct Professor, Murdoch University (Western Australia)
Principal Advisor, Aquatic Animal Health
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua
66 Ward St, Upper Hutt
NEW ZEALAND
brian.jones 'at' mpi.govt.nz

Dr Mike Hine
Aquatic Animal Diseases
National Centre for Disease Investigation
MAF Operations, PO Box 40-742
Upper Hutt
NEW ZEALAND
hinem 'at' maf.govt.nz

Dr Robert Adlard
Senior Curator (Parasitology)
Queensland Museum
Biodiversity Program
PO Box 3300, South Brisbane
Queensland, 4101
AUSTRALIA
robertad 'at' qm.qld.gov.au

Dr Huang Jie
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Fisheries Science, Aquaculture Disease Division,
# 106 Nanjing Road, Qingdao, Shandong 266071
P.R. CHINA
huangjie 'at' ysfri.ac.cn

Dr Katsuhiko T. Wada
Research Planning and Coordination Division
National Research Institute of Aquaculture (NRIA)
Fisheries Research Agency (FRA)
Nansei, Mie 5160193
Japan
wada 'at' fra.affrc.go.jp

Dr M.G.Bondad-Reantaso
Fisheries Department
Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome
Italy
melba.reantaso 'at' fao.org

Dr Judith Handlinger
Senior Veterinary Pathologist (Aquatic Animals)
Fish Health Unit, Animal Health Laboratory
Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, Tasmania
Mt Pleasant Laboratories
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Judith.Handlinger 'at' dpiwe.tas.gov.au

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