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.

Aquaculture North America (formerly Northern Aquaculture) Articles
  Biosecurity - Why is it Important
  A Proliferation of Pathogens
  Biosecurity - Get with the program
  Biosecurity - Evaluating an existing Biosecurity program
  Biosecurity - Behind the Barriers
Hatchery International Articles
  Biosecurity - Fighting Disease Transmission
  Terminal Disinfection
Other Biosecurity Articles
  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