Reportable aquatic animal diseases – Western Australia

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In Western Australia, the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 requires that certain diseases must be reported to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) if they are known or suspected to be present. These diseases are included within the WA reportable aquatic animal diseases list.

You are legally required to report the presence or suspicion of any of these diseases, in any species, to DPIRD as soon as possible.

How to report:

  • During normal office hours, contact the DPIRD Diagnostics and Laboratory Services (DDLS) duty pathologist on +61 (0)8 9368 3351.
  • After hours, contact the FishWatch 24-hour hotline on 1800 815 507.
  • WA aquaculture licence holders should report via the WA aquaculture hotline, as per their aquaculture licence conditions.

Finfish diseases

Exotic to Australia? Category Control category and area for which declared
Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida infection (Furunculosis) Exotic Prohibited organism -
Aeromonas salmonicida infection – atypical strains (Goldfish ulcer disease) Not exotic Prohibited organism -
Bacterial kidney disease (Renibacterium salmoninarum) Exotic Prohibited organism -
Channel catfish virus disease Exotic Prohibited organism -
Enteric redmouth disease (Yersinia ruckeri) Exotic Prohibited organism -
Enteric septicaemia of catfish (Edwardsiella ictaluri Not exotic Prohibited organism -
Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis Not exotic Prohibited organism -
Epizootic ulcerative syndrome (Aphanomyces invadans) Not exotic Declared pest C3 - whole of State
European catfish virus Exotic Prohibited organism -
European sheatfish virus Exotic Prohibited organism -
Grouper iridoviral disease Exotic Prohibited organism -
Gyrodactylosis (Gyrodactylus salaris) Exotic Prohibited organism -
Herpesvirus infection of Koi carp Exotic Prohibited organism -
Infectious haematopoietic necrosis Exotic Prohibited organism -
Infectious pancreatic necrosis Exotic Prohibited organism -
Infectious salmon anaemia Exotic Prohibited organism -
Infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus‑like (ISKNV‑like) viruses Exotic Prohibited organism -
Piscirickettsiosis  (Piscirickettsia salmonis) Exotic Prohibited organism -
Red sea bream iridoviral disease Exotic Prohibited organism -
Salmonid alphavirus Exotic Prohibited organism -
Spring viraemia of carp Exotic Prohibited organism -
Tilapia lake virus (TiLV) disease Exotic Prohibited organism -
Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy Not exotic Declared pest

C1 - whole of State except the Kimberley

C3 - the Kimberley

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia Exotic Prohibited organism -
Whirling disease of salmonids (Myxobolus cerebralis) Exotic Prohibited organism -

 

 

 

Contact information

Katie Webb
+61 (0)8 9780 6255

Reportable aquatic animal diseases – Western Australia