General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

Aquaculture Demonstrative Centre online – Demonstrative training on finfish pathology


05/04/2021

Following the success of the Aquaculture Demonstrative Centre (ADC) online last year, with over 4 000 participants, the GFCM is organizing a training on finfish pathology from 5 to 13 April 2021, in collaboration with experts from the ADC at the Central Fisheries Research Institute (SUMAE) in Trabzon, Turkey.

The GFCM is working towards sharing effective management measures for aquaculture farms in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. These measures are based on epidemiological knowledge and early diagnosis of pathogens in fish farms, as well as on the application of effective biosecurity measures at the farm level, adaptive management, and a harmonized approach to strengthening surveillance systems.

The purpose of this seven–day ADC online training is to share with participants the latest progress made on animal health and management in finfish aquaculture. It also aims to build capacity in controlling and preventing diseases, namely by:

  • Taking stock of advances in the field of finfish pathology;
  • Presenting early diagnosis of pathogens in fish farms and disease analysis;
  • Identifying challenges related to aquatic animal health;
  • Sharing epidemiological knowledge, analysis, and diagnosis;
  • Presenting sanitary biosecurity measures at the farm level, including the responsible use of registered, recorded, and traceable medicines and vaccines;
  • Identifying bacterial, viral, and parasitic fish diseases through different methodologies including classical biochemical and rapid testing and antibiotic susceptibility; and
  • Improving the knowledge of basic and advanced molecular tools for finfish pathology identification through DNA extraction, nanodrop or polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

The ADC online courses will be held via Zoom. We invite everyone interested to join us in this initiative!

"Registrations are closed, please contact [email protected]"

 

Agenda of the demonstrative training on finfish pathology

Please find the recordings of the training below

Date & time (GMT+2)

Title of the presentation

Expert

5 April - Recording of the day's sessions here

9.30-10.00

Opening ceremony andspeeches, responsible aquatic animal health and welfare management (GFCM)

GFCM Secretariat

10.15-11.00

Finfish farming and disease interactions: historical challenges (theoretical)

İlhan AYDIN

11.00-11.45

Introduction to finfish pathology (theoretical)

Mustafa TÜRE

11.45-12.30

Non-infectious fish diseases (theoretical)

Muhammed Doğan ÖZDEMİR

6 April

9.30-10.00

Bacterial fish diseases (theoretical)

Mustafa TÜRE

10.15-11.30

  • Diagnosis of bacterial fish diseases (video presentation)
  • Handling, general inspection, dissection
  • Bacterial streaking and incubation

Mustafa TÜRE

11.45-12.30

Culture mediums and preparation

 

7 April - Recordings of the day's sessions: Part1, Part2

9.30-10.30

  • Bacterial identification (video presentation)
  • Inspection of bacterial colony morphology
  • Purification
  • Classical biochemical tests
  • Gram stain
  • Rapid (API) testing
 

10.45-12.30

  • Antibiotic susceptibility testing
  • Bacteria stocking and thawing
  • General assessment on treatment

(video presentation)

 

8 April - Recording of the day's sessions here

9.30-10.15

Viral fish diseases (theoretical)

Cemil ALTUNTAŞ

10.30-12.30

Virology laboratory and cell culture preparation (theoretical andvideo presentation)

Cemil ALTUNTAŞ

9 April

9.30-10.15

Basic and advanced information on molecular tools for finfish pathology (theoretical)

Ayşe CEBECİ

10.30-12.30

  • Molecular tools (video presentation)
  • DNA extraction
  • Nanodrop
  • PCR preparation and PCR
  • Presentation of gel electrophoresis
  • Running and assessments
 

12 April

9.30-10.15

Sequencing analysis (video presentation)

 

10.30-11.15

Molecular approach on fish disease andvaccination (theoretical)

Ayşe CEBECİ

11.15-12.00

Parasitic fish diseases (theoretical)

Cemil ALTUNTAŞ

13 April

9.30-10.15

Drug application in fish diseases (Theoretical)

Nihal ÇALIŞKAN

10.30-11.00

Drug application in fish diseases (video presentation)

Nihal ÇALIŞKAN

11.00-11.30

Anestheticsused in fish culture (video presentation)

Muhammed Doğan ÖZDEMİR

11.45-13.00

Closing and certification ceremony

 

 

Thanks to all the experts taking part in this initiative.