Aquatic diseases

Primary Industries and Regions SA (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 4th Edition 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 177.8 KB) extracted from the South Australian Government Gazette No.46.

Page Last Reviewed: 23 Dec 2016
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