AQD hosts emerging diseases workshop

AQD organized and convened the SEAFDEC International Workshop on Emerging Fish Diseases in Bangkok, Thailand on 6-7 December 2007. Seventy-one (71) attended, coming from 17 countries including all the SEAFDEC member-countries.

During the Workshop, the participants reviewed the status of emerging fish and shellfish microbial diseases in Southeast and East Asia; kept abreast of advances in the pathogenesis, diagnosis, epidemiology & surveillance of emerging microbial diseases; and discussed the future orientation of fish disease studies.

The results of the discussion will be reflected in the future research thrust of SEAFDEC's Regional Fish Disease Project. At the top of the list of concerns for sustainable production are secure seed supply and secure optimum rearing techniques.

As a related activity, the Project's study leaders from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and AQD met with representatives from the National Research Institute of Aquaculture, Fisheries Research Agency (Japan) and SEAFDEC Secretariat on December 5, also in Bangkok, for the Project's annual progress and planning meeting.

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