RECOFI - Report of the regional technical workshop on aquatic animal health.
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6–10 April 2008.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 876

RECOFI - Report of the regional technical workshop on aquatic animal health
Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6–10 April 2008






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ABSTRACT

FAO FAO/Regional Commission for Fisheries.
Report of the regional technical workshop on aquatic animal health. Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6–10 April 2008.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 876. Rome, FAO. 2009. 119p.

The RECOFI Regional Technical Workshop on Aquatic Animal Health, held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 6 to 10 April 2008, was attended by 19 delegates from five member countries of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) (Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) and representatives from FAO. The workshop achieved the three objectives: (i) presented the results and analysis of the "RECOFI regional aquatic animal health capacity and performance survey", (ii) prepared and finalized a ?Proposal for a regional programme for improving aquatic animal health in RECOFI Member countries? based on the survey outcomes and workshop deliberation and brainstorming, and (iii) created awareness and initiated capacity building through a technical seminar on basic concepts and emerging issues concerning aquatic animal health. The long term vision of the regional programme for improving aquatic animal health capacity in the RECOFI Member countries is: "To develop and maintain aquatic animal health capacity in the RECOFI Region that will be able to support the sustainable development and management of the aquaculture sector while protecting regional biodiversity and aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of exotic pathogens and epizootic disease".



Table of Contents

BACKGROUND

OPENING OF THE WORKSHOP

PURPOSE OF THE WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

 

Setting the scene for the regional strategy planning

 

Working group discussions

 

Review of the proposed content of the regional programme

 

Approval of the framework for the regional programme

 

Field trip

 

Technical seminar

THE WAY FORWARD

CLOSING REMARKS


APPENDIXES

A.

Workshop agenda

B.

List of participants

C.

Workshop prospectus

D.

Results of the SWOT analysis

E.

Outcomes of the working group deliberations on the timeframe, priority and agency with primary responsibilities for the different elements of the regional strategy programme components

F.

Interim work and agency responsibilities

G.

RECOFI regional aquatic animal health capacity and performance survey: Summary of survey results and analysis

H.

Proposal for a regional programme for improving aquatic animal health in RECOFI member countries

I.

Group photograph of workshop participants




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