ANIMAL HEALTH & WELFARE: LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN DISEASE & AREA MANAGEMENT
Each year, George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, convenes some of the world’s leading authorities on animal health and welfare to address the latest developments in finfish and shellfish disease management, breeding and genetics, and administration of antibiotics in aquaculture. This year’s discussion will feature the latest developments in the management of four finfish and shellfish diseases — Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) and acute hepatopancreatic necrosis syndrome (AHPNS), or early mortality syndrome (EMS), in shrimp as well as sea lice in salmon and Streptococcus in tilapia. Also being addressed are the latest development in area management and its effect on disease mitigation.
Session type: Presentation
Time: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Place: Grand Ballroom, 4th floor, White Swan Hotel
Dr. George Chamberlain has been president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance since 1997. He is also a former president of the World Aquaculture Society. With broad experience in farmed seafood, Chamberlain helped establish Integrated Aquaculture International in 2004. Now called iAqua, the company owns and manages breeding, nutrition and production facilities in Asia and the Americas. Chamberlain also developed shrimp feeds and production systems for Ralston Purina Co. and Monsanto.
Robins McIntosh is senior vice president of Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company in Thailand. McIntosh has been involved in shrimp aquaculture for more than 30 years, with projects including the development of growout, feed and hatchery technology and the first zero-water-exchange farm in Belize. In 2002, McIntosh joined CP Foods to assist in the restructuring of shrimp culture in Southeast Asia. Hatcheries were modernized, genetic programs were initiated and farm management became more biosecure. He now continues his work in increasing culture efficiency.
Dr. Hamish Rodger graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 1984 and has worked as an aquatic animal veterinarian for more than 30 years, in addition to working in general land animal practice. He has a masters in aquatic veterinary medicine from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, and also completed his PhD on the EIBS virus of salmonids in 1997. He is founder and principal of the Ireland-based veterinary aquatic animal practice Vet-Aqua International and is a past president of the Fish Veterinary Society, a division of the British Veterinary Association. He is now global managing director of Fish Vet Group, the largest global provider of fish and shrimp health and veterinary services, and part of the Benchmark Holdings group.
Iain Shone has been Global Aquaculture Alliance’s development director since 2014. He has been committed to GAA’s mission of responsible aquaculture for 15 years, supporting the development the Best Aquaculture Practices third-party certification program from the outset and guiding the organization’s evolution as a director on the board. Previously, he served on GAA’s Executive Committee, representing Lyons Seafoods Ltd., where acted as the UK supplier’s director of sourcing.