The world's demands for high quality aquaculture products make control of diseases increasingly important. Good Biosecurity programs are vital to maintaining healthy animals and to reducing the risk of acquiring disease in a facility. So, what makes a good Biosecurity program? This is different for every facility. There are some basic principles that need to be considered in any Aquaculture Biosecurity Program.
A comprehensive Aquaculture Biosecurity Program should be in place. This is essential in combating and preventing disease. There are a number of factors to be considered. The following documents are from a variety of sources and are provided for informational purposes.Aquaculture North America (formerly Northern Aquaculture) Articles Biosecurity - Why is it Important A Proliferation of Pathogens Biosecurity - Get with the Program Biosecurity - Evaluating an Existing Biosecurity Program Biosecurity - Behind the Barriers Hatchery International Articles Biosecurity - Fighting Disease Transmission Terminal Disinfection Other Biosecurity Articles Cleaning and Sanitizing - Water Chemistry and Quality Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) - Biosecurity Tools Penn State - Biosecurity Fundamentals Penn State - Biosecurity a Practical Approach