Biosecurity Information

The world's demands for high quality aquaculture products make control of diseases increasingly important.  Good Biosecurity programs are vital to maintaining healthy animals and to reducing the risk of acquiring disease in a facility.  So, what makes a good Biosecurity program?  This is different for every facility.  There are some basic principles that need to be considered in any Aquaculture Biosecurity Program.

A comprehensive Aquaculture Biosecurity Program should be in place.  This is essential in combating and preventing disease.  There are a number of factors to be considered.  The following documents are from a variety of sources and are provided for informational purposes.

Biosecurity: Beginning the Process
  Biosecurity - Why is it Important
  A Proliferation of Pathogens
  Biosecurity - Get with the program
  Biosecurity - Evaluating an existing Biosecurity program
  Biosecurity - Behind the Barriers
  Biosecurity - Fighting Disease Transmission
  Terminal Disinfection
  Cleaning and Sanitizing - water chemistry and quality
  Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) - Farm Biosecurity... A Common Sense Guide
  Penn State - Biosecurity Fundamentals
  Penn State - Biosecurity a Practical Approach

Biosecurity Publications 
  Biosecurity in Aquaculture Ponds Part 1 An Overview 
  Biosecurity in Aquaculture Ponds Part 2 Recirculating Aquaculture Systems 
  Biosecurity in Aquaculture Ponds Part 3 Ponds 
  Epidemiology and Control of Outbreaks of Infection Salmon Anaemia
  Epidemiology investigation of re-emergence of Pancreas Disease in Salmon 
  Farm and Husbandry measures for Aquatic Animal Disease Emergencies 
Links to more Biosecurity information 
  The Fish Site: Introduction to Fish Health Management 
  The Fish Site: Biosecurity on the Farm Guiedlines and Resourses for Developing a Biosecurity Plan 
  The Aquaculture Farm Biosecurity Plan: Developed by the Sub-Committee on Aquatic Animal Health