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FAO/AAHRI/NACA Molluscan Health Management Phase III Training/Workshop

June 12-17 2007 - Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

The Regional Programme on Molluscan Health Management was initiated by FAO and NACA in 1999 as part of the Asia Regional Programme on Aquatic Animal Health Management funded by FAO through a regional TCP TCP/RAS/6714 ???Assistance for the Responsible Movement of Live Aquatic Animals in Asia???. This programme was implemented in three phases of which Phases I (1999 Iloilo, Philippines) and II (Queensland, Australia) have been completed. Resource person/s and country participants involved in Phases I and II were involved in Phase III to ensure continuity and achieve sustainability. The regional training/workshop was aimed to (a) build the capacity and awareness of participants from 7 countries in Level III molluscan disease diagnostics and (b) finalize the Molluscan Health Programme Report which will include country case studies. A total of 24 consisting of representatives from China (1), Indonesia (2), Philippines (2), Malaysia (2), Sri Lanka (2), Thailand (4), Viet Nam (3), trainors/resource speakers (3 from Canada, Thailand and Italy) and laboratory technicians (5) participated in this regional training/workshop. The training/workshop consisted of seven country presentations, more than five hrs of lectures and at least 15 hrs of laboratory work and final discussion on the way forward.

FAO/NACA Expert Workshop on Understanding and Applying Risk Analysis in Aquaculture Production

June 7-11 2007 - Rayong, Thailand

The workshop brought together 42 policy makers/risk analysis practitioners/technical experts with a broad range of specialization in the field of fish disease, food safety and public health, genetics, environment, aquaculture, fisheries, genetics, including social and economic aspects of aquaculture. Fourteen plenary presentations were followed by three Working Group (WG) discussions on the following aspects: (i) WG 1 tackled the outline of the ???Manual on Understanding and Applying Risk Analysis in Aquaculture???, (ii) WG 2 deliberated on the following risks from aquaculture (pathogen, food safety and public health, ecological/environmental, genetics) and (iii) WG 3 discussed socio-economic risks. WG 2 and WG 3 elaborated on the four principal steps of the risk analysis process, i.e. hazard identification, risk assessment, risk management and risk communication. One day was spent on plenary presentations and two days were spent on WG discussions and presentations. Expected documentation products include: (i) Report of the Workshop as an FAO Fisheries Proceedings which will contain 10 peer-reviewed technical papers, (ii) A Manual on Understanding and Applying Risk Analysis in Aquaculture Production as an FAO Fisheries Technical Paper.

FAO/NACA Workshop on Information Requirements for Maintaining Aquatic Animal Biosecurity

February 2007 - Cebu City, Philippines

The objective of the workshop was to increase awareness and build capacity on general principles of biosecurity and to deliberate on key information required for maintaining aquatic animal bio-security focussing on aspects of risk analysis; diagnostics, health certification and quarantine; and epidemiological surveillance and reporting. A total of 37 delegates attended the workshop. Participants included representatives from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand), South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal), China and representatives from organizing and partner organizations (FAO, Network of Aquaculture Centres in the Asia-Pacific (NACA), AusVet). Four plenary technical papers on General Principles of Biosecurity, General Principles of Diagnostics, Health Certification and Quarantine, General Principles of Risk Analysis, General Principles on Epidemiological Surveillance and Reporting were presented by MB Reantaso (FAO), CV Mohan (NACA), JR Arthur (Consultant) and J Hutchinson (AusVet).

Third International Congress on Aquaculture, Fisheries Technology and Environmental Management

November 3-4 2006 - Athens, Greece

OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health

October 9-12, 2006 - Bergen, Norway

Members of the FHS/AFS participated in the OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health: defining roles and responsibilities held in Bergen, Norway from 9-12 October 2006. The objective of the conference was to provide an opportunity to assist the OIE and its Member Countries in exchanging the latest information on developing science-based approach to the management of aquatic animal health and welfare, and to present the valuable experiences gained during the last few years. More than one hundred fifty delegates representing both fisheries and veterinary (Chief Veterinary Officers - CVOs) authorities, regional (NACA, SEAFDEC, EU), international organizations (FAO), professional societies (AVMA, FHS/AFS), other research/universities and OIE Collaborating Centres or Reference Laboratories and private sector representatives - participated in this Conference.

ICES 2006 Annual Science Conference, Maastricht Exhibition and Congress Centre Netherlands

19-23 September 2006

Third Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries Sub-Committee on Aquaculture

4-8 September 2006 - New Delhi, India

ISAAH 2006 International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

2-6 September 2006 - San Francisco, California, USA

Australasian Aquaculture 2006

27-30 August 2006 - Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia

11th International Congress of Parasitology

6-11 August 2006 - Glasgow, Scotland

ISVEE XI International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics

6-11 August 2006 - Cairns, Queensland, Australia

143rd AVMA Annual Convention

15-19 July 2006 - Honolulu, Hawaii

2nd International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia (CAA2)

3-8 July 2006 - Hangzhou, China

47th Fish Disease Workshop

26-28 June 2006 - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada;

Joint FAO/WHO/OIE Expert Consultation on Antimicrobial Use in Aquaculture and Antimicrobial Resistance

13-16 June - Seoul, Korea RO

Seminar on the Status of Fish Disease Research in Japan

Held in conjunction with the Second Asian Fisheries Forum, April 17-23, 1989 - Tokyo, Japan

Eighty six scientist attended this one-day seminar, which was organized by Dr. T. Kimura of Hokkaido University and sponsored by the AFS and the IDRC.

Presentations reviewing:

  • Viral infections of cultured fishes in Japan (M. Yoshimizu and T. Kimura);
  • Bacterial infections of cultured fishes in Japan (T. Muroga),
  • History and recent trends of fish parasitology in Japan (K. Ogawa), and
  • The fish disease control plan in Japan (K. Kijima, K. Yasunaga, S. Oda, R. Koseki, and S. Matsuda). These were made by noted Japanese scientists.

Co-Sponsored Meetings

FAO Regional Expert Consultation on Aquatic Animal Health Management in Asia and the Pacific

May 22-24, 1995 - Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia

This consultation, jointly organized by the Fishery Resource Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the AFS/FHS, brought together 16 experts to review the present status and future prospects of aquaculture health management in the Asia-Pacific, to promote closer collaboration among regional governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental institutions involved in aquaculture health management, and to identify avenues to facilitate closer collaboration between FAO and the key institutions involved in aquaculture health management in the Asia-Pacific.

International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health

September 4-8, 1994 - Seattle, Washington, USA

Organized by the Fish Health Section, American Fisheries Society.


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