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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Development of an AquaPlan for Irish Finfish Aquaculture
Neil Ruane
MI - Marine Institute (Ireland)
NA - Not available (Not available)
€ 331,174
The AquaPlan project brought together the key stakeholders from the finfish aquaculture industry and state agencies with the aim of drafting and implementing a national strategic plan for fish health in Ireland. Many countries already have well established comprehensive strategies for managing aquatic animal health which are deemed necessary for the sustainable development of the industry. A range of deliverables were produced by the project which are all essential components of the strategic plan for fish health management. A comprehensive manual, The Farmed Salmonid Health Handbook, for the salmon and trout industry was developed, and contains detailed and practical information on all aspects of fish stock care, from veterinary issues, environmental protection to legislation and more. Information leaflets were produced on all of the main diseases currently affecting the Irish industry and also those listed under EU legislation. The leaflets form part of the Handbook but can also be used separately. An Emerging Disease Contingency Plan was also drawn up and outlines specific procedures to be followed in the event of an emerging disease outbreak. The plan also includes maps generated by hydrographic modelling illustrating potential epidemiological zones around marine fish farms based on water movement data collected over a period of twelve months. The project also provided a range of training courses for those involved in the aquaculture industry and relevant training manuals were developed and distributed to participants. Upon completion of the courses, trainees would be able to perform basic disease screening, construct fish health management plans and develop biosecurity programmes. The project also examined the financial losses due to infectious disease in fish which went to sea between winter 2004 and the spring of 2008. During this period, the three most economically significant diseases in the marine environment were sea lice infestations, pancreas disease and gill disorders. Future research initiatives focussing on the management of these diseases could have the potential to result in significant returns and value for money. All outputs from the project were combined into a national Strategic Plan for Fish Health Management. This plan is available as a website ( and will be regularly updated.
Animal welfare; Aquaculture development; Aquaculture management; Fish;
Not associated to marine areas
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