The National Aquatic Animal Health Plan (NAAHP) provides guidance for efficient, safe, and effective national and international commerce of aquatic animals; protection of cultured and wild aquatic animals from foreign pests and diseases; the U.S. government to meet its legal trade obligations; and, the availability of diagnostic and certification services for public, private, and tribal entities.
The National Aquatic Animal Health Plan (NAAHP) for aquaculture in partnership and cooperation with industry, regional organizations, State, local and Tribal governments and other stakeholders will:
The goal of the NAAHP is to provide recommendations to industry, States, tribes, Federal agencies, and other stakeholders in support of the mission. These recommendations are not part of an overarching regulatory program to be implemented by the Federal government. Rather, the recommendations should be considered by all stakeholders, whose cooperation is essential if the mission of the NAAHP is to be met.
Activities addressed in the NAAHP include the following: