Aquatic diseases

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) protects the fishing and aquaculture industries from aquatic diseases with:

  • disease prevention
  • livestock movement restrictions
  • disease surveillance
  • disease outbreak preparation.

Identifying significant aquatic animal diseases

Anyone can help protect our valuable fisheries and aquaculture sectors by learning what signs of disease to look for.

The Aquatic Animal Diseases Significant to Australia: Identification Field Guide will help you to identify significant aquatic diseases in:

  • finfish
  • molluscs
  • crustaceans
  • amphibians.
The guide is written by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. It has advice on identifying significant diseases for:
  • commercial fishers
  • aquaculture workers
  • recreational fishers
  • quarantine staff
  • scientists
  • conservationists
  • students.
Potential significant disease for South Australian aquaculture industry:

South Australian notifiable diseases list (PDF 1.6 MB) extracted from the South Australian Government Gazette No.46.

Page Last Reviewed: 26 Feb 2018
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