Health and welfare https://enaca.org/rss/?tag=21 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 National Aquatic Animal Health Coordinators and OIE National Focal Points for Aquatic Animals. info@enaca.org info@enaca.org Copyright all rights reserved NACA Newsletter, Vol. XXXVIII, January-March 2023 https://enaca.org/?id=1253&title=naca-newsletter-january-march-2023

In this issue:

High-level meeting on aquaculture transformation in the Asia-Pacific region; Developing a regional strategy for aquatic organism health: Progressive management pathways; Job opportunity - health management and husbandry researcher; 2022 China-ASEAN International Forum on Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture Under the Blue Transformation Strategy; A new progressive management pathway for improving seaweed biosecurity; Indian delegates visit Thailand for training and industry exposure; PhD scholarships: Shanghai Ocean University PhD Programme 2023; Reported aquatic animal diseases in the Asia-Pacific region during the second quarter of 2022.

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A new progressive management pathway for improving seaweed biosecurity https://enaca.org/?id=1249&title=a-new-progressive-management-pathway-for-improving-seaweed-biosecurity

A new paper in Nature Communications by Cottier Cook et al. describes the need for a new progressive management pathway to improve seaweed biosecurity. The seaweed aquaculture industry has rapidly expanded to 35 million tonnes per annum, a production that represents 51% of global coastal aquaculture by volume. Rising seawater temperatures and coastal eutrophication have led to an increase in infectious diseases and pest outbreaks. The paper describes a process for developing and implementing locally-adapted progressive management pathways to address seaweed disease and pest issues.

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Tue, 20 Dec 2022 06:35:48 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1249
Job opportunity - fish health management and husbandry researcher (three years) https://enaca.org/?id=1248&title=job-opportunity---fish-health-management-and-husbandry-researcher-%28three-years%29 The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has a vacant three-year position as a researcher in the expanding area of sustainable aquaculture development internationally, with a desired start-up as soon as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for competent candidates with interest and experience from working internationally with farmed aquatic animal health management and husbandry. The right candidate will be joining our team of experts in epidemiology, biosecurity, diagnostics and applied health management. All nationalities eligible.

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Tue, 06 Dec 2022 04:47:00 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1248
FAO/NACA workshop to developing a regional strategy for aquatic organism health using progressive management pathways https://enaca.org/?id=1252&title=fao%2Fnaca-workshop-to-developing-a-regional-strategy-for-aquatic-organism-health-using-progressive-management-pathways

On 28-29 November FAO and NACA collaborated on a virtual workshop to develop a regional strategy for aquatic organism health, using a progressive management pathway for improving aquaculture biosecurity. The workshop was held under the auspices of the project “Responsible use of fisheries and aquaculture resources for sustainable development component 3: Biosecurity and health management”. The workshop involved 31 experts from 16 countries, including national focal points, FAO and NACA. The objectives of the workshop were to: Present and analyse country responses to a self-assessment survey on biosecurity and health management capacity and performance; to provide guuidance to country participants on conducting a SWOT analysis; and to prepare a detailed plan for Phase II of the initiative.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2023 04:43:23 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1252
High-level meeting on aquaculture transformation in Asia and the Pacific region https://enaca.org/?id=1251&title=high-level-meeting-on-aquaculture-transformation-in-asia-and-the-pacific-region As a follow on from the September FAO/NACA workshop on aquaculture transformation (see article in previous issue), FAO and NACA convened a high-level meeting to discuss the issue and the outcome of the previous consultation with policy makers. The meeting was held virtually from 22-23 November and was attended by 79 senior officials from 25 countries and international organisations, with observers from industry and international NGOs. Specific objectives of the high-level meeting were to: Engage senior policy makers and business leaders in the process of defining regional targets, action areas and initiatives for aquaculture transformation in the region by 2030, identify strategies and mechanisms to stimulate innovation and investment, and to recommend follow up actions and commitments.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2023 04:36:48 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1251
Reported Aquatic Animal Diseases in the Asia-Pacific Region during the Second Quarter of 2022 https://enaca.org/?id=1247&title=reported-aquatic-animal-diseases-in-the-asia-pacific-region-during-the-second-quarter-of-2022 With the implementation of the new aquatic animal disease reporting in the Asia Pacific region from January 2021, and in lieu of the published QAAD Reports (last issue published was 4th quarter of 2020), NACA is publishing reported aquatic animal diseases submitted by countries in the Asia-Pacific region.  This report covers the second quarter of 2022 and the original and updated reports can be accessed at the QAAD page

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Wed, 09 Nov 2022 11:22:06 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1247
Free registration: 2022 China-ASEAN International Forum on "Sustainable Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture Under the Blue Transformation Strategy” https://enaca.org/?id=1236&title=free-registration%3A-2022-china-asean-international-forum-on-%22sustainable-development-of-fisheries-and-aquaculture-under-the-blue-transformation-strategy%E2%80%9D

Ocean University of China and partners will convene the forum from 20 to 22 November 2022. The forum will cover the following: Topic 1: International talent cultivation and training;Topic 2: Science and technology innovation; Topic 3: Industrial synergy. The forum will host discussions about the implementation of the “Blue Transformation” strategy, further expansion of the space for fisheries and aquaculture, and ways of improving the production capacity of aquatic products, with the purpose of facilitating the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Participation is free but registration is required. Registration closes on 22 October.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2022 08:00:18 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1236
NACA Newsletter, Vol. XXXVII, October-December 2022 https://enaca.org/?id=1235&title=naca-newsletter-october-december-2022

In this issue:

Training Course on Mariculture Technologies in Asia-Pacific; FAO/NACA Virtual Workshop on Aquaculture Transformation in Asia and the Pacific Region; Belt & Road Forum for International Freshwater Fishery Industry Innovation; 8th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, 21-23 November; Reported Aquatic Animal Diseases in the Asia-Pacific Region during the First Quarter of 2022; International Training Course on Biology and Pathology of the Penaeid Shrimp 2022; Angkasa Putra inaugurated as first President of the South-East Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Student Association; Artemia webinars: Video recordings of technical presentations available.

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Thu, 06 Oct 2022 06:03:24 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1235
Aquaculture Asia Magazine, July-September 2022 https://enaca.org/?id=1233&title=aquaculture-asia-magazine-july-september-2022

In this issue:

Dynamics of small-scale aquaculture development in India: A review; Green water technology as an essential support to larval rearing of hilsa shad; Collection of freshwater molluscs and sale of meat by women in Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India; A success story of ornamental fish farming as a tool for alternative livelihood of tribal women in Keonjhar District, Odisha, India; Recent trends in seed production of stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis, in India; NACA Newsletter.

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Wed, 31 Aug 2022 08:46:17 +0000 https://enaca.org/?id=1233
International Training Course on Biology and Pathology of the Penaeid Shrimp 2022, 14-25 November 2022, Thailand https://enaca.org/?id=1231&title=international-training-course-on-biology-and-pathology-of-the-penaeid-shrimp-2022%2C-14-25-november-2022%2C-thailand

Highlights of the course include: Updates on major shrimp diseases including EHP, white faeces, and AHPND; shrimp farming systems and management; Shrimp molecular immunity; molecular approaches for disease detection including PCR and CRISPR; hands-on laboratory sessions, including pathogenic viral detection using PCR, histological preparations, EHP assays and bioinformatic analysis, and an optional field trip to local shrimp farms in Surat Thani.

The course will be held at Centex Shrimp, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. This is a paid training course. Reservations will close on 31 October. For more information, please download the flyer.

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