Fish health

SEAFDEC/AQD has continued implementing a regional program entitled “Promotion of sustainable aquaculture and resource enhancement in Southeast Asia” under the ASEAN-SEAFDEC Fisheries Consultative Group Program.

The main objectives of this Project titled “Reinforcement and optimization of fish health management and the effective dissemination” are the development and acceleration of rapid and effective fish and shrimp health management, the enhancement of efficacy of vaccine treatment in tropical cultured species, the establishment of protective measures against persistent and emerging parasitic diseases of tropical fish, the identification of risk factors and develop protective measures against Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)/ the acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) in Penaeus monodon, and the extension and demonstration of technology to practitioners, officers, etc. of member countries.

The following activities make up this project:

  1. Development and acceleration of rapid and effective fish and shrimp health management,
  2. Enhancement of vaccine efficacy for the prevention of viral nervous necrosis in high value marine fish,
  3. Application of adjuvants, carriers and RNAi technology to enhance the antiviral immune response of shrimp to WSSV,
  4. Establishment of protective measures against persistent and emerging parasitic diseases of tropical fish,
  5. Epidemiology of the Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)/the acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) in Penaeus monodon, and
  6. Technology extension and demonstration.

This project was succeeded from a project implemented as a part of TF5 programs, which was entitled “Accelerating information dissemination and capacity building in fish health management in Southeast Asia”.