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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Trans-boundary aquatic animal pathogen transfer and the development of harmonized standards on aquaculture health management (FWG/03/2000)

This document provides the report of a joint APEC/FAO/NACA/SEMARNAP expert workshop held in Mexico, July 2000. The workshop aimed to review existing knowledge on the impacts of trans-boundary aquatic animal pathogen movement, review management strategies to control impacts, to identify potential future managemment interventions at national and international levels, to review existing knowlege on standardisation or diagnostic techniques and to develop a follow up programme for standardisation of aquaculture health management measures.

Proceedings of the Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium

This volume, the third major publication arising from the Conference on Aquaculture in the Third Millennium, contains the information essential to conduct well-informed discussion of sustainable aquaculture development - both at the Conference, as well as after. The information provide basic reference points on the progress, direction and magnitude of aquaculture changes, and the factors associated with these changes, within global, regional, sectoral, thematic and technical perspectives.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, October-December 2000

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

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, July-September 2000

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

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, April-June 2000

This report, the eighth in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of sixteen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword discusses capacity building initiatives to improve disease surveillance in the region.

Aquaculture Asia Magazine

Aquaculture Asia Magazine is an autonomous publication that gives farmers and scientists in developing countries a voice. Stories concern the small-scale aquaculture prevalent in the region and the circumstances of farmers trying to make ends meet in an increasingly globalised world. We accept articles on any aspect of aquaculture and the related processing, marketing, economic, environmental and social issues. An RSS feed is available if you wish to stay informed of new issues.

Disease library

A collection of technical publications relating to aquatic animal disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report

The Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease report provides information about the status of aquatic animal disease in 21 participating states in the Asia-Pacific region. The diseases covered in the report are reviewed annually by the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health. The report was first published in the second quarter of 1998. It is a joint activity between NACA, FAO and the OIE Regional Representation (Tokyo). 

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, January-March 2000

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

Marine finfish

Information relating to aquaculture of marine finfish.