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Regional Side Meeting on Aquatic Animals Health

Santiago, Chile, 4 April 2019

Regional Side Meeting on Aquatic Animals Health (Asia-Pacific Region), Santiago, Chile, 4 April 2019

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) held the 4th Global Conference on Aquatic Animal Health from 2 to 4 April 2019, in Santiago, Chile to bring more than 250 people representing 90 countries from public and private sectors to discuss improved approaches to emerging disease response, best biosecurity practices, strategies to reduce the use of antimicrobial agents, and the importance of implementing the OIE international Standards.

Though the value of Asia-Pacific regional aquatic animal production in 2014 was 79 percent of the global total, the effective prevention and control of aquatic animal diseases continue to be an issue in the region. Thus, following the Global Conference, OIE Regional Representation for Asia and the Pacific (OIE RRAP) organised a half-day regional side meeting. The objectives of the side meeting are:1) to introduce OIE RRAP recent activities on aquatic animal health and the proposal of establishment of a “Regional Collaboration Framework” and collect comments from participants; and 2) to explore ways to strengthen the role of the OIE Delegate and Focal Point (FP) for Aquatic Animals in aquatic animal health activities.

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