Eel Diseases Workshop 2011

EAFP 2011 Workshop on Eel diseases

Workshop Coordinators:

O. Haenen*, R. Konecny°, I. Mladineo^

* Chairperson, co-organizer, Central Veterinary Institute of Wageningen UR, NRL for Fish and Shellfish Diseases, P.O. Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands.

° Co-chairperson, co-organizer, Environment Agency Austria, Spittelauer Lände 5, 1090 Vienna, Austria.

^ Local organizer, Institute of Oceanography & Fisheries, Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica 63, 21000 Split, Croatia.

With the globalization of transport of live fish, eel diseases occur at a global level in wild and cultured eel populations. Various parasites, bacteria and viruses are known to cause disease in eel. Wild eel stocks have decreased to a minimum. Apart from exploitation through fisheries, predation by birds, and pollution, disease is thought to play a role in the decline. Since aquaculture of eel is still dependent on wild eel as stock fish, this affects the eel culture directly. In eel culture, additionally, warm water diseases are causing problems, including zoonotic bacterial infections which may harm man.

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Which are the most important diseases of eel?

Which of these diseases may have affected the recruitment of the eel?

Which would be sensible prevention measures?

Which research topics are important for the future on eel diseases? ……and other….

Workshop material: (click on the title to download it)

Workshop Handout

Virus induced disease in eel aquaculture

Fish Health Assessment of Glass eels from Canadian Maritime Rivers

Eel disease problems in cultured and wild eels

Parasitological status of wild European eels from two ecosystems of the western Mediterranean

Origin, distribution and morphology of the genus Pseudodactyrus

Diseases of eel in Japan

Eel rhabdoviruses: how many viruses, how many strains?

Composition and richness of intestinal helminth communities in populations of eel