Inland Fisheries

Parasites, infections and diseases of fishes in Africa An update. CIFA Technical Paper. No. 31.

Managing inland fisheries

This document complies and consolidates existing information on diseases and infections occurring in African fish. Data have been organised into a convenient format along with an update of available general information on fish diseases and their aetiological agents. Incorporated into the text are also relevant data and information on diseases found in species of African fish farmed outside Africa and general aspects of fish pathology relevant to warm water aquaculture. Information includes diagnostic aids (keys and illustrations) to assist in the recognition of disease agents, relevant data on their effects on fish, the way they are transmitted and where possible, suggestions for therapy and control. This document replaces a previous publication of the same name - CIFA/T7, 1980 by the same author.