Aquatic Animal Health Code

Index Foreword

Aquatic Animal Health Code



User’s guide



Notification, diseases listed by the OIE and surveillance for aquatic animals

Chapter 1.1.

Notification of diseases, and provision of epidemiological information

Chapter 1.2.

Criteria for listing aquatic animal diseases

Chapter 1.3.

Diseases listed by the OIE

Chapter 1.4.

Aquatic animal health surveillance

Chapter 1.5.

Criteria for listing species as susceptible to infection with a specific pathogen


Risk analysis

Chapter 2.1.

Import risk analysis


Quality of Aquatic Animal Health Services

Chapter 3.1.

Quality of Aquatic Animal Health Services

Chapter 3.2.



Disease prevention and control

Chapter 4.1.

Zoning and compartmentalisation

Chapter 4.2.

Application of compartmentalisation

Chapter 4.3.

General recommendations on disinfection

Chapter 4.4.

Recommendations for surface disinfection of salmonid eggs

Chapter 4.5.

Contingency planning

Chapter 4.6.

Fallowing in aquaculture

Chapter 4.7.

Handling, disposal and treatment of aquatic animal waste

Chapter 4.8.

Control of pathogenic agents in aquatic animal feed


Trade measures, importation/exportation procedures and health certification

Chapter 5.1.

General obligations related to certification

Chapter 5.2.

Certification procedures

Chapter 5.3.

OIE procedures relevant to the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures of the World Trade Organization

Chapter 5.4.

Criteria to assess the safety of aquatic animal commodities

Chapter 5.5.

Control of aquatic animal health risks associated with transport of aquatic animals

Chapter 5.6.

Aquatic animal health measures applicable before and at departure

Chapter 5.7.

Aquatic animal health measures applicable during transit from the place of departure in the exporting country to the place of arrival in the importing country

Chapter 5.8.

Frontier posts in the importing country

Chapter 5.9.

Aquatic animal health measures applicable on arrival

Chapter 5.10.

Measures concerning international transport of aquatic animal pathogens and pathological material

Chapter 5.11.

Model health certificates for international trade in live aquatic animals and products of aquatic animal origin


Antimicrobial use in aquatic animals

Chapter 6.1.

Introduction to the recommendations for controlling antimicrobial resistance

Chapter 6.2.

Principles for responsible and prudent use of antimicrobial agents in aquatic animals

Chapter 6.3.

Monitoring of the quantities and usage patterns of antimicrobial agents used in aquatic animals

Chapter 6.4.

Development and harmonisation of national antimicrobial resistance surveillance and monitoring programmes for aquatic animals

Chapter 6.5.

Risk analysis for antimicrobial resistance arising from the use of antimicrobial agents in aquatic animals


Welfare of farmed fish

Chapter 7.1.

Introduction to recommendations for the welfare of farmed fish

Chapter 7.2.

Welfare of farmed fish during transport

Chapter 7.3.

Welfare aspects of stunning and killing of farmed fish for human consumption

Chapter 7.4.

Killing of farmed fish for disease control purposes


Diseases of amphibians

Chapter 8.1.

Infection with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

Chapter 8.2.

Infection with ranavirus


Diseases of crustaceans

Chapter 9.1.

Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci)

Chapter 9.2.

Infection with yellow head virus

Chapter 9.3.

Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis

Chapter 9.4.

Infectious myonecrosis

Chapter 9.5.

Necrotising hepatopancreatitis

Chapter 9.6.

Taura syndrome

Chapter 9.7.

White spot disease

Chapter 9.8.

White tail disease


Diseases of fish

Chapter 10.1.

Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis

Chapter 10.2.

Infection withAphanomyces invadans (Epizootic ulcerative syndrome)

Chapter 10.3.

Infection with Gyrodactylus salaris

Chapter 10.4.

Infection with infectious salmon anaemia virus

Chapter 10.5.

Infection with salmonid alphavirus

Chapter 10.6.

Infectious haematopoietic necrosis

Chapter 10.7.

Koi herpesvirus disease

Chapter 10.8.

Red sea bream iridoviral disease

Chapter 10.9.

Spring viraemia of carp

Chapter 10.10.

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia


Diseases of molluscs

Chapter 11.1.

Infection with abalone herpesvirus

Chapter 11.2.

Infection with Bonamia exitiosa

Chapter 11.3.

Infection with Bonamia ostreae

Chapter 11.4.

Infection with Marteilia refringens

Chapter 11.5.

Infection with Perkinsus marinus

Chapter 11.6.

Infection with Perkinsus olseni

Chapter 11.7.

Infection with Xenohaliotis californiensis

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