Aquatic Animal Health and Vaccines Centre of Excellence

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Fish Health Unit has expanded, with the integration of fish health diagnostic services with fish disease research, to create the Aquatic Animal Health and Vaccines Centre of Excellence

The Centre is operated by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment with support from the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers' Association and the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation.

For information about the Centre's strategic plan, refer to the

  Centre for Aquatic Animal Health and Vaccines Strategic Plan   (325Kb)

Major services provided and activies performed include:

  • Providing a Fish Virology diagnostic service for salmonid fish based on virus isolation and culture on cell lines;

  • Participating in research projects dealing with fish health issues and in particular the development and testing of fish vaccines;

  • Producing MicroSys® kits for the identification of bacterial fish pathogens.
The Centre no longer manufactures or distributes fish vaccines. All enquiries about supply of vaccines should be made to the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers' Association - http://www.tsga.com.au.
 
For information regarding Fish Kills refer to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) website - epa.tas.gov.au/epa/pollution-incidents-and-complaints/common-pollution-incidents-complaints/water-complaints
 
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Contact

Animal Health Laboratory - Specimen Reception
Mt Pleasant Laboratory
(Postal) PO Box 46
KINGS MEADOWS TAS 7249
(Delivery) 165 Westbury Road
PROSPECT TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2111
Email: specimenreception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/AHLabs