The Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health meets annually to discuss regional health issues including emerging disease threats. This report includes a review of regional disease status circa 2012, global and regional disease reporting arrangements, global issues and standards, progress in implementation of the the Regional Technical Guidelines on Health management for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals, identification and designation of regional aquatic animal health resources and regional and international cooperation.

This report, the 59th in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of sixteen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword contains an update on acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS) of cultured shrimp.

This is the report of the first workshop of the Regional proficiency testing program for aquatic animal disease diagnostic laboratories in Asia-Pacific, held from 25-26 July 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. The objectives of the programme were to strengthen Asia’s regional capability to diagnose important aquatic animal diseases that impact on trade, train participating laboratory personnel in diagnostic standards and proficiency testing procedures, and to provide technical assistance to improve laboratory performance. 

This report, the 58th in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of fifteen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword contains a disease advisory notice on acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS) of cultured shrimp.

In this issue:

Outcomes of emergency consultation on shrimp early mortality syndrome / AHPNS. Workshop on Aquaculture Planning and Management Tools. Workshop on Proficiency Testing Programme for Aquatic Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories in Asia-Pacific. AFSPAN Project gets underway.

Presentation on the impact of acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome in Malaysia.

This report, the 57th in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of thirteen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword discusses the outcomes of the 11th meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health.

In this issue:

Aquaclimate Project gets thumbs up from regional workshop on climate change. Developing climate resilient aquaculture: The Aquaclimate Project. Regional framework for cooperation on climate change. Emergency regional consultation on shrimp early mortality syndrome, 9-10 August, Bangkok. Regional study/workshop on adoption of aquaculture assessment tools for sustainability. Regional proficiency testing for aquatic animal disease diagnostic laboratories.

This report, the 56th in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of fifteen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword discusses a case definition for acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome ("early mortality syndrome") in cultured shrimp in Asia.

This report, the 55th in the series, contains information about the aquatic animal health status of fourteen states in the Asia-Pacific region. The foreword discusses acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome ("early mortality syndrome") in cultured shrimp in Asia.