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?
Biosecurity – What are Pathogens and How are They Treated?
Biosecurity – Developing a Program at Your Aquaculture Facility
Biosecurity – Evaluating an Existing Biosecurity Program
Biosecurity – Behind the Barriers: Lessons from the Avian Flu Outbreak
Biosecurity – Fighting Disease Transmission
Terminal Disinfection
Cleaning and Sanitizing – Water Chemistry and Quality
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) – Biosecurity Tools
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