The Marine Institute runs a national risk-based health surveillance programme for fin-fish and shellfish in accordance with Directive 2006/88/EC.
Other health surveillance programmes are implemented as required under the Fish Health Directive.
To date, three targeted surveillance programmes have been implemented under Directive 2006/88/EC:
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 (Category I status as defined in Fish Health Directive 2006/88/EC). Read more here.
Oyster Herpes Virus OsHV1 uvar - Ongoing: A Programme for early detection of Oyster Herpes Virus - OsHV1-uvar. Read more here.
Bonamia ostreae - Ongoing surveillance programme for Bonamia ostrea. Read 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.