Aquaculture Biosecurity: Prevention, Control and Eradication of Aquatic Animal Disease

Published in Cooperation with THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY

Aquaculture biosecurity programs addressing aquatic animal pathogens and diseases have become an important focus for the aquaculture industry. Print on Demand title (allow extra days to ship)

Aquaculture loses millions of dollars in revenue annually due to aquatic animal diseases. Disease outbreaks have threatened profitable and viable aquaculture operations throughout the world. Information exchange between leading experts in different countries will increase success in combating infectious diseases.

Key representatives of international, regional and national organizations have presented their views of this important issue as part of a workshop at the World Aquaculture Society Triennial Conference 2004. The chapters of this book cover the wealth of experience from the varied perspectives of these experts on using biosecurity measures to take the offensive against the spread of diseases and parasites.

Author Description
David Scarfe, PhD, DVM, MRSSA, American Veterinary Medical Association’s Aquaculture and Seafood Advisory Committee

Cheng-Sheng Lee, PhD, Director of the Aquaculture Interchange Program at the Oceanic Institute, Hawaii

Patricia O’Bryen, Aquaculture Biosecurity Session Coordinator, The Oceanic Institute, Hawaii

Hardcover, 196 pages


Book Contents
Patricia J. O’Bryen and Cheng-Sheng Lee

1 Aquaculture Biosecurity: The View and Approaches of the OIE (World Organization for Animal Health) Regarding Prevention and Control of Aquatic Animal Diseases
-Eva-Maria Bernoth

2 Biosecurity in Aquaculture: International Agreements and Instruments, Their Compliance, Prospects, and Challenges for Developing Countries
-Roahana P. Subasinghe and Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso

3 Regional Approach to Aquatic Animal Health Management – Views and Programs of the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA)
-C.V. Mohan and Melba G. Bondad-Reantaso

4 Canada’s Approach to Aquatic Animal Biosecurity: Experience and Evolution
-Sharon E. McGladdery and Richard H. Zurbrigg

5 The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s “Aquatic Animal Health Policy”: Innovative Approaches to Managing Disease in Traditional and Special-case Aquatic Animals
-Thomas A. Bell, J. Scott Foot, Kathy Clemems, Susan Gutenberger, Ray Brunson, John Thoesen, Rick Nelson, Norm Heil, John Coll, and Crystal Hudson

6. Wisconsin’s Veterinary Approach to Fish Health
-Myron J. Kebus

7 Harmonized, Standardized, and Flexible National Frameworks for Ensuring Diagnostic Data and Test Result Validity: A Critical Need for Aquatic Animal Health Diagnostic Systems and Biosecurity in Aquaculture
-Ann L. Wiegers, Jerry R. Heidel, and A. David Scarfe

8 Disinfectants, Disinfection, and Biosecurity in Aquaculture
-G. Russell Danner and Peter Merrill

9 Aquatic Animal Surveillance
-F. Chris Baldock, Angus R. Cameron, and Nigel R. Perkins

10 Biosecurity at the Farm Level - How to Create a State of Mind
-Paul Hardy-Smith

11 Elements of an Aquatic Animal Health Program - Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) in Farmed Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia
-Grace A. Karreman

12 A Preliminary Investigation of the Relationship between Speed of Infected Cage Removal and Resultant Spread of Infectious Salmon Anemia on Atlantic Salmon Farms in Maine, USA and New Brunswick, Canada
-Lori Gustafson, Stephen Ellis, Leighanne Hawkins, Mark Moore, Teresa Robinson, and Dan MacPhee

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