AqCCEAD provides advice on emergency aquatic animal health events. Such events include, but are not limited to, the occurrence of a suspected exotic disease; serious epizootics of Australian origin; aquatic animal disease incidents of public health or trade significance; and immediate disease threats to Australian fisheries and aquaculture production.
AqCCEAD membership comprises the Australian Chief Veterinary Officer, state or territory chief veterinary officers or directors of fisheries, and representatives from Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory.
AqCCEAD shares information and makes decisions on the management of an emergency aquatic animal disease incident until it decides the disease or threat no longer exists, or a national response is no longer required. The department provides secretariat support to AqCCEAD.
For more information about AqCCEAD activities contact the AqCCEAD Secretariat.