Report of the regional technical workshop on aquatic animal health

2008

RECOFI - Report of the regional technical workshop on aquatic animal health. Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 6–10 April 2008

The RECOFI Regional Technical Workshop on Aquatic Animal Health, held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from 6 to 10 April 2008, was attended by 19 delegates from five member countries of the Regional Commission for Fisheries (RECOFI) (Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates) and representatives from FAO. The workshop achieved the three objectives: (i) presented the results and analysis of the “RECOFI regional aquatic animal health capacity and performance survey”, (ii) prepared and finalized a “Proposal for a regional programme for improving aquatic animal health in RECOFI Member countries” based on the survey outcomes and workshop deliberation and brainstorming, and (iii) created awareness and initiated capacity building through a technical seminar on basic concepts and emerging issues concerning aquatic animal health. The long term vision of the regional programme for improving aquatic animal health capacity in the RECOFI Member countries is: “To develop and maintain aquatic animal health capacity in the RECOFI Region that will be able to support the sustainable development and management of the aquaculture sector while protecting regional biodiversity and aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of exotic pathogens and epizootic disease”.

 

 
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