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

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

A. David Scarfe, Cheng-Sheng Lee, Patricia J. O'Bryen

ISBN: 978-0-470-37685-0 April 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 182 Pages


Published in Cooperation with THE WORLD AQUACULTURE SOCIETY

Aquaculture loses millions of dollars in revenue annually due to aquatic animal diseases. Disease outbreaks continue to threaten profitable and viable aquaculture operations throughout the world. As a result, aquaculture biosecurity programs that address aquatic animal pathogens and diseases have become an important focus for the aquaculture industry. Aquaculture Biosecurity: Prevention, Control, and Eradication of Aquatic Animal Disease provides valuable information that will increase success in combating infectious aquatic disease.

Key representatives of international, regional, and national organizations presented their views on this important issue as part of a special session at the 2004 World Aquaculture Society Annual Conference. The chapters of this book cover a wealth of experience from the varied perspectives of these experts on biosecurity, policies, and measures to take the offensive against the spread of diseases in aquatic animals.

With contributions from renowned international experts, covering approaches to biosecurity policies and measures currently practiced, Aquaculture Biosecurity: Prevention, Control, and Eradication of Aquatic Animal Disease is a vital reference for all those concerned about protecting aquaculture from impacts of aquatic animal disease.



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.


"This is a curate's egg of a book containing contributions that should be of interest to many within the international aquaculture fraternity." Aquaculture International, 2006<!--end-->

"The chapters of this book cover a wealth of experience." Aquaculture Europe

"An indispensable source of detailed information for biologist, veterinarian, policy makers and aquaculturalists." Aquaculture Health International

  • Provides key information that will increase success in combating aquatic disease
  • Chapters contributed by renowned international experts
  • Important reference for all concerned about protecting aquaculture from the impacts of aquatic animal disease