Course curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction

    • Welcome to the Fundamentals of Biosecurity for Aquaculture Producers

    • What is Aquaculture?

    • Learning Objectives

  • 02

    Aquatic Animal Health Coordination

    • Important Concepts, Acronyms and Abbreviations

    • Aquatic Animal Health

    • Coordination of Aquatic Animal Health Whiteboard

    • Test your knowledge

    • Additional Resources - WOAH Aquatic Animal Health Code

  • 03

    What is Biosecurity?

    • Biosecurity Defined

    • Biosecurity in Aquaculture

    • Developing a Biosecurity Plan

    • Test your knowledge

  • 04

    Fish Health Management

    • Introduction to Fish Health Management

    • Let's hear from a veterinarian

    • Endemic Disease

    • Basic Necropsy and Sample Collection

    • Mortality Assessments

    • Test your knowledge

    • Additional Resources - Animal Welfare Guidance Documents

  • 05

    Prevention

    • Signage

    • Site Location and Features

    • The Risk of Visitors to your Farm

    • Example: Visitor Risk Assessment

    • On-Site Prevention

    • Risk Assessment

    • Three Levels of Risk

    • Rating and Evaluating Biosecurity Hazards

    • Example: On-Farm Risk Assessment

    • Hazard Identification

    • Hazards: Animals

    • Hazards: Water

    • Hazards: Feed

    • Hazards: People

    • Hazards: Equipment, Vehicles and Vessels

    • Hazard Mitigation Strategies

    • Test your knowledge

  • 06

    Containment

    • Disease Surveillance

    • Mortality Scoring

    • Emergency Plans

    • Mitigation Strategies & Emergency Actions

    • Importance of Deadstock Removal

    • Biomanagement Tips

    • Test your knowledge

  • 07

    Documentation and Training

    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

    • Example SOP - Receiving Fish Stocks

    • Example SOP Sign Off for Staff Training

    • Record Keeping, Equipment and Training

    • Test your knowledge

  • 08

    Conclusion

    • Monitoring and Reviewing Your Biosecurity Plan

    • Test your knowledge

  • 09

    Resources

    • Aquaculture Biosecurity Manual

    • Visitor Biosecurity for Aquaculture Farms

    • Additional Resources - Links to Further your Knowledge