Fish disease unit - statutory testing

Part of: Statutory animal disease testing

Area of Expertise:

The AFBI Fish Disease Unit provides the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) with a sampling and testing service for fish and shellfish diseases to EC standards.

We also provide access to scientific advice on fish and shellfish health related topics; and attendance and representation at meetings, working groups and conferences throughout the island of Ireland, Britain and internationally.

  • Marteilia refringens,
  • Bonamia ostreae
  • Gyrodactylus salaris
  • Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV)
  • Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Virus (VHSV)
  • Spring Viraemia of Carp Virus (SVCV)
  • Infectious Salmon Anaemia Virus (ISAV)
  • Koi Herpes Virus (KHV)
  • Epizootic Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus (EHNV)
  • Ostreid herpes virus 1 (screening and confirmation of μ variant)
  • Renibacterium salmoninarum (cause of bacterial kidney disease)