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Fish Health Surveillance

The Marine Institute runs a national risk-based health surveillance programme for approved aquaculture establishments in accordance with EU Animal Health Regulation 2016/429.

Other health surveillance programmes are implemented as required in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689.


Targeted Surveillance Programmes:

  • Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) - Completed 2013: Ireland has now been declared to be free from KHV thereby giving the highest health status in Europe with respect to this disease.
  • Bonamia ostreae - Ongoing surveillance programme for Bonamia ostreaRead more here.

In addition, active surveillance is also carried out by means of the regular on-site inspection programme operated under the risk based surveillance scheme and as a result of the obligation on farmers to report increased unexplained mortalities.