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In an effort to determine what surveillance options can best support scientifically valid zonation frameworks for aquatic animal diseases, an Expert Consultation was organized by FAO, the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO Canada) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in October 2002. The objective of the Consultation was to provide recommendations for surveillance and zoning that will be useful for designing national programmes aimed at reducing the risks of diseases resulting from transfers of live aquatic animals. This document contains the collective expert opinion and recommendations made during the Consultation, aimed at providing scientific advice to member countries building national or regional aquatic animal health management infrastructures.

Expert Consultation Participants
Regional Fishery Bodies and Arrangements
FAO Fisheries Officers
FAO Members and associate members
FAO Fish Health Projects
Fish Health Agencies

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