Notifiable diseases affecting fish, molluscs, and crustacea

OIE World Organisation for Animal Health has published a list of notifiable diseases affecting fish, molluscs, and crustacea which hopefully can be avoided by all. These diseases share the list with BSE (Mad Cow Disease) and Foot and Mouth Disease, and similar foes of terraculturalists.

Diseases G. salaris
Gyrodactylus salaris on the skin of an Atlantic salmon parr
Photo from: Fisheries Research Services (FRS), an agency of the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD).

Fish diseases
. Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis
. Infectious haematopoietic necrosis
. Oncorhynchus masou virus disease
. Spring viraemia of carp
. Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia
. Channel catfish virus disease
. Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy
. Infectious pancreatic necrosis
. Infectious salmon anaemia
. Epizootic ulcerative syndrome
. Bacterial kidney disease (Renibacterium salmoninarum)
. Enteric septicaemia of catfish (Edwardsiella ictaluri)
. Piscirickettsiosis (Piscirickettsia salmonis)
. Gyrodactylosis (Gyrodactylus salaris)
. Red sea bream iridoviral disease
. White sturgeon iridoviral disease

Mollusc diseases
. Infection with Bonamia ostreae
. Infection with Bonamia exitiosus
. Infection with Mikrocytos roughleyi
. Infection with Haplosporidium nelsoni
. Infection with Marteilia refringens
. Infection with Marteilia sydneyi
. Infection with Mikrocytos mackini
. Infection with Perkinsus marinus
. Infection with Perkinsus olseni/atlanticus
. Infection with Haplosporidium costale
. Infection with Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis

Crustacean diseases
. Taura syndrome
. White spot disease
. Yellowhead disease
. Tetrahedral baculovirosis (Baculovirus penaei)
. Spherical baculovirosis (Penaeus monodon-type baculovirus)
. Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis
. Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci)
. Spawner-isolated mortality virus disease


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