Report of the Nineteenth Meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health

This report summarises the proceedings of the 19th meeting of the Advisory Group, held 26-27 November 2020 via video conference. The group's role includes reviewing disease trends and emerging threats in the region, identifying developments in global aquatic disease issues and standards, evaluating the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Reporting Programme and providing guidance on regional strategies to improve aquatic animal health management. The group discussed:

  • Progress in NACA’s Regional Aquatic Animal Health Programme.
  • Updates from the OIE Aquatic animal Health Standards Commission.
  • Updates on the Progressive Management Pathway for Improved Aquaculture Biosecurity.
  • Updates on OIE Regional Collaboration Framework on Aquatic Animal Health.
  • Emerging aquatic animal diseases and pathogens in the last decade in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Updates on the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Reporting System, including new functionality of the WAHIS system and regional disease list.

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.


Publisher: Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific

Rights: Creative Commons Attribution.


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.