Health

The Aquatic Animal Health Programme assists members to reduce the risks of aquatic animal disease impacting the livelihoods of farmers, national economies, trade, environment and human health by:

  • Improving regional cooperation in aquatic animal health and welfare.
  • Developing and implementing national strategies on aquatic animal health.
  • Improving surveillance, reporting and response to disease emergencies.
  • Promoting harmonisation of diagnostic procedures and risk assessment.
  • Widespread promotion of better aquatic animal health management practices at the farm level.

Key activities

Key activities of the programme include:

  • Convening the annual meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health, coordinating the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report and bringing regional issues to the attention of global standard setting bodies such as the Office International des Epizooties.
  • Establishment and expansion of a three-tier shared resource in aquatic animal health.
  • Development of farm-level health management tools for key aquaculture commodities.
  • Supporting regional disease surveillance and reporting.
  • Strengthening aquatic animal health and biosecurity in the region.
  • Facilitating harmonisation in disease diagnostic techniques.
  • Developing resource material in support of diagnosis and surveillance.

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Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, April-June 1999

This report, the fourth in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of seventeen states in the Asia-Pacific region.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, January-March 1999

This report, the third in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of seventeen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword discusses improvements in the quality of reporting.

Preliminary studies on the effect of livestock manure application on bacterial fish disease and human hygiene

An investigation on the effect of application of livestock manure, the biomass of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria and Colicin population and distribution of AeromonasPseudomonas and pathogenic bacteria of the human digestive tract which are also present in the body mucus of black carp, grass carp, silver carp and bighead carp as well as in pond water (on the application of manure of chicken, duck, cow and pig) was conducted in the fish farming areas in Wuxi, China.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, October-December 1998

This report, the second in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of fourteen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword discusses the establishment of the regional disease reporting system.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, July-September 1998

This report, the first in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of thirteen states in the Asia-Pacific region.