This report was prepared by the 18th Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health (AG) that met at Bangkok, Thailand on 18-19 November 2019. The group discussed:

  • OIE standards and global issues, including progressive management pathways for aquaculture biosecurity.
  • Review of regional disease status.
  • Reports on the aquatic animal health programmes of partner agencies.
  • Disease reporting.

Members of the Advisory Group include invited aquatic animal disease experts in the region, representatives of the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), collaborating regional organisations such as SEAFDEC Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC AQD) and OIE-Regional Representation in Asia and the Pacific (OIE-RRAP), and the private sector.

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Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health

The Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health meets annually to discuss regional disease issues including emerging disease threats. The group was established by the Governing Council of NACA to provide advice to member governments in the Asia-Pacific region. This collection comprises the reports of the annual meetings of the group. The reports are a rich source of information concerning the current disease status of the region and new or emerging diseases of aquatic animals.