Regional Workshop on Preparedness and Response to Aquatic Animal Health Emergencies in Asia.
21–23 September 2004
Jakarta, Indonesia,

Edited by

Rohana P. Subasinghe
Inland Water Resources and Aquaculture Service
FAO Fisheries Department
Rome, Italy


J. Richard Arthur
British Colombia, Canada

Cover photos:
Courtesy of Rohana Subasinghe (FAO, Rome, Italy)
and Stuart Millar (Stirling, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

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Preparation of this document



Recommendations of the workshop

Annex I - List of participants

Annex II - Reports of the working groups

Contributed Papers

A historical overview of pathogen introductions and their transboundary spread in Asia

Aquatic disease emergencies and implications to international trade

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' Emergency Prevention System (EMPRES-Livestock) and experiences in developing countries

Experiences in dealing with aquatic animal disease emergencies in Asia

OIE Asia-Pacific's experience in dealing with livestock disease emergencies in the Asia-Pacific

Emergency preparedness of aquatic animal diseases: Norwegian experiences

Response to mass mortality of carp: an Indonesian experience

Responses to Koi herpes virus (KHV) outbreaks in Japan

Preparedness and response to aquatic disease emergencies: the relevance and role of the private sector

Protecting aquatic biodiversity through health management and risk analysis: on-going initiatives and future prospects

Institutional and regulatory frameworks for better preparedness for aquatic disease emergencies

Capacity building for developing national and regional emergency prevention systems for transboundary aquatic animal diseases

National Contingency plans for aquatic animal disease emergencies: the way forward for developing countries

MSX disease emergency response: Canadian experience