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.

Contacts

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Subject tags

A collection of subject tags relating to technical matters.

In this collection

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.

Maldives

Maldives' involvement in NACA.

Lao PDR

Lao PDR's involvement in NACA.

Indonesia

Indonesia's involvement in NACA.

India

India's involvement in NACA.

China

China's involvement in NACA.

Australia

Australia's involvement in NACA.

Environment and sustainability

Maintaining environmental integrity while increasing food production will require farming systems to reduce their unit production environmental footprint. The Sustainable Farming Systems Programme aims to help aquaculture become a more efficient user of natural resources. The programme develops better management practices for major aquaculture farming systems, and promotes aquaculture as a secondary or additional use of water resources. The programme focusses on practical interventions that can be directly achieved by small-scale farmers in a developing country context.

Aquatic plants

Information relating to the aquaculture and mangroves, seaweeds and aquatic plants.

Marine finfish

Information relating to aquaculture of marine finfish.