Update of AQUAVETPLAN Disease Strategy Manual, White Spot Disease

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DigsFish Services Pty Ltd

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Ben Diggles

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The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is seeking expressions of interest for the revision of the following AQUAVETPLAN Disease strategy manual: 1. White Spot Disease The Australian Aquatic Veterinary Emergency Plan (AQUAVETPLAN) is a series of manuals that outline Australia’s approach to national disease preparedness and propose the technical response and control strategies to be activated in a national aquatic animal disease emergency. To assist potential applicants in preparing their expression of interest: • Current AQUAVETPLAN manuals, including the current version of the AQUAVETPLAN manuals for White spot disease, is available on the Department’s website at AQUAVETPLAN. • Author guidelines, including the latest template for AQUAVETPLAN manuals, can be provided electronically on request from the Aquatic Pest and Health Policy section (contact details below). Terms of Reference The White spot disease manual was first published in 2005, and the second version was published in 2013. This manual requires revision to reflect new scientific knowledge, and to ensure that strategies used for White Spot disease control purposes reflect current ‘best-practice’ approaches.


1. Revision of the AQUAVETPLAN Disease Strategy Manual: White Spot Disease