Resilient Aquaculture

Aquatic animal diseases and aquatic pests can have severe impacts on aquaculture operations. Putting systems in place to protect your farm not only helps fulfil your general biosecurity duty but makes good business sense in reducing your biosecurity risks.

Preparing for an unknown emergency event is a complex task, and preparedness is key to recover from a biosecurity threat. DPI is developing a Resilient Aquaculture program to better understand what practical and appropriate tools, and assistance, are required to assist NSW aquaculture industries with biosecurity risk management. And how to prepare for, prevent and respond to a disease outbreak.

What you can do

  • Develop an Aquaculture Biosecurity Plan to help identify and reduce potential biosecurity risks and support a rapid response to any suspected incursions.  See our Biosecurity Planning page for more information and useful templates to get you started.
  • Research pests and diseases relevant to your cultivation species. See Disease Management in Aquaculture for more information.
  • Be on the look-out for biosecurity problems that can affect your business, industry or the natural habitat.
  • Make sure you know when to report concerns to DPI Aquatic Biosecurity and your aquatic veterinarian for assistance.