Issue 01, July 2011
This is the first Newsletter from the Aquatic Animal Health group of the ASEM Aquaculture Platform . The objective is to improve communications between professionals in Europe and Asia with an interest in aquatic animal health issues and management with the longer term goal of increasing collaborations and joint initiatives.
A Steering Group has been formed to guide the activities of the platform and provide high level links between many of the existing organisations and networks relevant to aquatic animal health management. This for instance involves experts from the Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society, NACA, The European Association of Fish Pathologists, FAO and several academic organisations. The steering group are initiating some collaborative activities, initially to help with the sharing of clinical case definitions and standardisation of nomenclature in aquatic animal disease diagnostics.
A web site has been established to provide further information about the project and to make available shared resources. This currently includes a calendar of future events, a filestore of useful documents, links to academic journal tables of contents and other live information sources, and updates about the project. Work has also started on providing links to organisations funding research in aquatic animal health, and a database of aquatic animal health organisations.
Join our Expert Group....
All professionals with an interest in aquatic animal health in
Europe or Asia are invited to join our Expert Group to help build stronger
networks and promote collaboration and information exchange. Members of
the Expert Group are expected to share their own knowledge as well
as benefit from the knowledge and experience of others. At present
you are invited to join up via the "
Join our Expert Group " link on our website. Please also join our e-mail discussion group
hosted by Yahoo Groups -
OIE Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health
Held in Panama from 28 to 30 June 2011, this conference served to underpin efforts of the OIE and its partners in promoting early detection and rapid response to aquatic animal disease outbreaks, including the role and responsibilities of the public and private sector, including farmers, veterinarians and other stakeholders. Participating speakers represented national Veterinary Services and other Competent Authorities, international organizations, as well as independent aquatic animal health experts and scientists. The event was successful in addressing a series of related key issues:
Dr CV Mohan
Latest OIE Alerts
The following aquatic animal disease alerts were published during June 2011 by OIE via the World Animal Health Information Database (WAHID) - http://web.oie.int/wahis/public.php?page=weekly_report_index&amp;admin=0
The project will be promoted with opportunities to discuss activities and collaborative actions at the meeting of the European Association of Fish Pathologists in September, The European Aquaculture Society Meeting in October and the Asian Fisheries Society meeting in November (see links above right). Please look out for us there!
5-8 July 2011, Cairns, Australia
7 August 2011,
7-11 August 2011,
14-17 August 2011, Trondheim, Norway
September 2011, Split, Croatia
26-30 September 2011, Viña del Mar, Chile
18-21October 2011, Rhodes, Greece
21-25 November 2011, Mangalore, India
Ghent University is coordinator of the ASEM Aquaculture
Platform and also the Aqua-tnet project which promotes cooperation in
the teaching of aquaculture and aquatic resources management within
the European Union and Associated States. As part of these projects
it produces a regular listing of academic journal contents -
BibMail ( http://www.aquatnet.com/index.php/86/bibmail/) This is supplemented with a listing of
other " Information of
Interest " noting other new publications, news
items or relevant web links - (http://www.aquatnet.com/index.php/87/
The latest additions to the Project File Store include a downloadable leaflet about the project for distribution at events or within organisations, and copies of the Quarterly Aquatic Animal Disease Reports for the Asia Pacific Region.
Recent links added to the ASEM Aquaculture Health website include:
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