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, January-March 2002

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

Report of the Regional Workshop on Sustainable Seafarming and Grouper Aquaculture, Medan, Indonesia, 17-20 April 2000

These are the proceedings of a workshop focussed on grouper culture, but also explored management strategies required to support the sustainable development of seafarming in the Asian region. The emphasis was on technology transfer and management strategies for the benefit of farmers and coastal communities. The workshop included special sessions on diversification of seafarming systems and culture species, the role of seafarming in the livelihoods of coastal communities.

NACA Newsletter Volume XVII, No. 1, January-March 2002

In this issue:

Governing Council 13 / AFBiS Seminar. US Consultation sets work agenda for the WB-NACA-WWF-FAO. Consortium on Shrimp Farming and the Environment. Conclusions and Recommendations of the Joint meeting of AFBiS 2002 and the 13th NACA Governing Council. FAO/NACA Expert Consultation Focusing on Aquaculture and Small-scale Aquatic Resource Management for Poverty Alleviation. Myanmar Fishery and Livestock Fair 2002 a huge success. Nepal develops national strategy on aquatic animal health management. Shrimp Farming & the Environment Case Studies now available on the web. NACA implements APEC project on Import Risk Analysis. MOU on project to prevent disease losses on prawn farms. Andhra Pradesh Fisheries Minister studies Thai & Malaysian aquaculture systems. Vietnamese mission evaluates new high value Chinese species.

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, October-December 2001

This report, the forteenth 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 2001

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

Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Report, April-June 2001

This report, the twelfth 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 2001

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

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.

The Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes rural development through sustainable aquaculture and aquatic resources management. NACA seeks to improve the livelihoods of rural people, reduce poverty and increase food security. The ultimate beneficiaries of NACA are farmers and rural communities. NACA implements development assistance projects in partnership with research centres, governments, development agencies, farmer associations and other organisations.