Report of the FAO/MARD Technical Workshop on Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS) of Cultured Shrimp (under TCP/VIE/3304). Hanoi, Viet Nam, on 25–27 June 2013.

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report. No. 1053

Report of the FAO/MARD Technical Workshop on Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS) of Cultured Shrimp (under TCP/VIE/3304)
Hanoi, Viet Nam, on 25–27 June 2013






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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2013


ABSTRACT

FAO. 2013.
Report of the FAO/MARD Technical Workshop on Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS) of Cultured Shrimp (under TCP/VIE/3304). Hanoi, Viet Nam, on 25–27 June 2013.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Report No. 1053. Rome. 54 pp.

With the current understanding that EMS/AHPNS has a bacterial aetiology, a strain of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, the Workshop recommended that a proper name be now given to EMS/AHPNS, i.e. Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND). The Workshop drew a number of recommendations on specific and generic actions and measures for reducing the risk of AHPND, directed to wider shrimp aquaculture stakeholders (public and private sectors) pertinent to important areas such as: AHPND diagnosis; AHPND notification/reporting; international trade of live shrimp, shrimp products (frozen, cooked), and live feed for shrimp; advice to countries affected and not affected by AHPND; measures at farm and hatchery facilities; advice to pharmaceutical and feed companies and shrimp producers; actions on knowledge and capacity development; AHPND outbreak investigation/emergency response; and specific AHPND-targetted research on various themes (i.e. epidemiology, diagnostics, pathogenicity and virulence, public health, mixed infections, non-antimicrobial control measures, environment, polyculture technologies).


Table of Contents

General background on early mortality syndrome (EMS) or acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS)


Regional initiatives


Impacts of early mortality syndrome


FAO technical assistance


Highlights of the FAO/MARD Technical Workshop on Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS) or Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Syndrome (AHPNS) of Cultured Shrimp (under TCP/VIE/3304), Hanoi, Viet Nam, 25–27 June 2013

 

Opening session

 

Session 1: Outcomes of the FAO/MARD Technical Cooperation Programme TCP/VIE/3304 "Emergency assistance to control the spread of an unknown disease affecting shrimps in Viet Nam"

 

Session 2: Status and experiences dealing with early mortality syndrome (EMS) or acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS) from other countries and other technical presentations

 

Session 3: Actions and measures for reducing the risk of EMS/AHPNS


Recommendations on specific and generic actions and risk management measures for dealing with early mortality syndrome/acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (EMS/AHPNS)


Conclusions and the way forward


ANNEXES

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Workshop agenda

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List of participants

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Workshop group photo



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