Aquatic Proposed Drafts and Updates

Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission Proposed Drafts and Updates

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There are fifteen (15) chapters for comment. You may comment on the proposed changes in the documents. Text proposed for deletion has a strike-through & text proposed to be added is double underlined. Please identify the article in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your change

Section 1

The following 15 chapters are for comment on proposed changes only.

September 2016 Report (Comments Due by Friday December 16, 2016)

Chapters Comments
Glossary (pdf) (rtf)  
Chapter 1.2. Criteria for the inclusion of diseases in the OIE list. (pdf) (rtf)  
Chapter 1.3. Diseases listed by the OIE. (pdf) (rtf)  
Chapter 1.5. Criteria for listing species as susceptible.(pdf) (rtf)  
Chapter 4.3. Disinfection of aquaculture establishments and equipment (pdf) (rtf).   
Chapter 4.4. Recommendations for the surface disinfection of salmonid eggs. (pdf) (rtf  
Chapter 5.1. General obligations related to certification. (pdf) (rtf  
Eight crustacean disease-specific chapters (pdf) (rtf)  
  • Crayfish plague (Aphanomyces astaci) (Chapter 9.1.)
  • Infection with yellow head virus genotype 1 (Chapter 9.2.)
  • Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis (Chapter 9.3.)
  • Infectious myonecrosis (Chapter 9.4.)
  • Necrotising hepatopancreatitis (Chapter 9.5.)
  • Taura syndrome (Chapter 9.6.)
  • Infection with White Spot Syndrome Virus (Chapter 9.7.)       
  • White tail disease (Chapter 9.8.)


Section 2

The following 1 article is new, therefore, you may comment on any part of the document. Please identify the text in the article you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your proposed language.

Chapters Comments
Model Article X.X.8. (pdf) (rtf)  


(All comments should be clearly stated, specific to the text within the proposed document, and supported by a scientific rationale.)*

You may comment on any part of the document. Please identify the article or specific text in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your proposed language.

There are eleven (11) chapters for comment. You may comment on the proposed changes in the documents. Text proposed for deletion has a strike-through & text proposed to be added is double underlined. Please identify the article in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your change

Section 1

The following 11 chapters are for comment on proposed changes only.

February 2016 Report (Comments Due by June 17, 2016)

Draft Proposals February 2016 Comments
1 Glossary (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
2 Criteria for the inclusion of diseases in the OIE list (Chapter 1.2) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
3 Diseases Listed by the OIE (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
4 Revised Article X.X.8. (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
5 Recommendations for disinfection of salmonid eggs (Chapter 4.4) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
6 Infection with Aphanomyces astaci (Crayfish plague) (Chapter 9.1) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
7 Infection with IHHNV (Chapter 9.3) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
8 Infection with Infectious Myonecrosis Virus (Chapter 9.4) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
9 Infection with Necrotizing Hepatopancreatitis (Chapter 9.5) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
10 Infection with Taura Syndrome Virus (Chapter 9.6) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted
11 Infection with White Tail Disease (Chapter 9.8) (pdf) (rtf)  No Comments Submitted

Section 2

The following 2 chapters are new, therefore, you may comment on any part of the documents. Please identify the article in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your proposed language.

February 2016 Report (Comments Due by June 17, 2016)

Draft Proposals February 2016 Comments
1 Article X.X.8 (pdf) (rtf)   No Comments Submitted
2 Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) (pdf) (rtf)   No Comments Submitted



Instructions for Submitting Comments*
Step 1: Identify the "specific text" you are commenting on;
Step 2: Write The specific proposed text changes (Rewrite the text the way it should read); and
Step 3: Include the supporting scientific rationale for your proposed change of the text.

(All comments should be clearly stated, specific to the text within the proposed document, and supported by a scientific rationale.)*

You may comment on any part of the document. Please identify the article or specific text in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your proposed language.

There are five (5) chapters for comment. You may comment on the proposed changes in the documents. Text proposed for deletion has a strike-through & text proposed to be added is double underlined. Please identify the article in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your change

Section 1

The following 5 chapters are for comment on proposed changes only.

September 2015 Report (Comments Due by December 18, 2015)

Draft Proposals September 2015 Comments Proposed for Adoption at the 84th General Session in May 2016
Glossary (pdf) (rtf) Glossary (pdf) (rtf) Glossary (pdf) (rtf)
Criteria for Listing Diseases (pdf) (rtf) No Comments Submitted No Comments Submitted    - Request for Member Comment
Diseases Listed by the OIE (pdf) (rtf) Diseases Listed by the OIE (pdf) (rtf) Request For Member Comment
General obligations related to certification (Chapter 5.1.) (pdf) (rtf) No Comments Submitted General obligations related to certification (Chapter 5.1.) (pdf) (rtf)
Proposed amendments to Chapters 1.5 and 4.2 (pdf) (rtf) Proposed amendments to Chapters 1.5 and 4.2 (pdf) (rtf) Proposed amendments to Chapters 1.5 and 4.2 (pdf) (rtf)
Infection with Yellowhead Virus (pdf) (rtf) No Comments Submitted Infection with Yellowhead Virus (pdf) (rtf)


Section 2

The following 3 chapters are new, therefore, you may comment on any part of the documents. Please identify the article in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your proposed language.

September 2015 Report (Comments Due by December 18, 2015)

Draft Proposals September 2015 Comments Proposed for Adoption at the 84th General Session in May 2016
Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND) (pdf) (rtf) Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (AHPND) (pdf) (rtf)  
Disinfection of Aquaculture Establishments and Equipment (pdf) (rtf) Disinfection of Aquaculture Establishments and Equipment (pdf) (rtf) Disinfection of Aquaculture Establishments and Equipment (pdf) (rtf)
Proposed restructure of Section 4 (pdf) (rtf) No Comments Submitted  
Notification of Diseases (pdf) (rtf)  Notification of Diseases (pdf) (rtf) Notification of Diseases (pdf) (rtf)



Section 1

There are nine (9) chapters for comment. You may comment on the proposed changes in the documents. Text proposed for deletion has a strike-through & text proposed to be added is double underlined. Please identify the article in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your change

The following 3 chapters are for comment on proposed changes only.

February 2015 Report (Comments Due by July 17, 2015)

Draft Proposals February 2015 Comments
Notification of Diseases (pdf) (rtf) Notification of Diseases (pdf) (rtf)
Criteria for Listing Diseases (pdf) (rtf) Criteria for Listing Diseases (pdf) (rtf)
Infection with Yellow Head Virus (pdf) (rtf) No Comments Submitted


Section 2

The following 1 chapter is new, therefore, you may comment on any part of the documents. Please identify the article in the chapter you are commenting on, propose new language (if any) and provide a scientific rationale for your proposed language.

February 2015 Report (Comments Due by July 17, 2015)

Draft Proposals February 2015 Comments
Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (MANUAL) (pdf) (rtf)  Acute Hepatopancreatic Necrosis Disease (MANUAL) (pdf) (rtf)



Section 1

The following 14 chapters are proposed for adoption at the 83rd General Session of the OIE in May 2015.

May 2015 Report Draft Proposals and Comments Submitted to the OIE

Draft Proposals May 2015
Diseases listed by the OIE (pdf) (rtf)
Infection with Infectious Salmon Anemia (pdf) (rtf)
Infection with Perkinsus Olseni (pdf) (rtf)
Import Risk Analysis (pdf) (rtf)
Control of Pathogenic Agents in Aquatic Animal Feed (pdf) (rtf)
Disinfection of Samonid Eggs (pdf) (rtf)
General Obligation Related to Certification (pdf) (rtf)
Certification Procedures (pdf) (rtf)
Risk Analysis for Antimicrobial Resistance (pdf) (rtf)
Infection with Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis (pdf) (rtf)
Infection with Ranavirus (pdf) (rtf)
Chapters XX7 and XX11 (pdf) (rtf)
Glossary (pdf) (rtf)
Users Guide (pdf) (rtf)

2014 Report Draft Proposals and Comments Submitted to OIE

2013 Report Draft Proposals and Comments Submitted to OIE

2012 Report Draft Proposals and Comments Submitted to OIE

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