Supporting regulations for hull biofouling : a risk management based workflow, thresholds/species assessment and required knowledge bases
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Citation:Aguilar, G. D. (2017, March). Supporting Regulations for Hull Biofouling: a Risk Management Based Workflow, Thresholds/Species Assessment and Required Knowledge Bases. Paper presented at FAO Project TCP/PLW/3601/C1 Strengthening Biosecurity Capacity of Palau National Consultation on Biosecurity Regulations for Aquatic Animals in Support of the Biosecurity Act of 2014, Koror, Palau.
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Species movement for farming can be one of the many sources of biological threats to the well-being of farmed aquatic animals as well as to humans and ecosystems, especially when done in a haphazard manner. With aquaculture intensification and diversification, the biological hazards and risks to farmed animals, people and ecosystems also increase in number and diversity, with potentially serious consequences. Infectious diseases, animal pests, public health concerns on residues and resistance of antimicrobial agents, zoonosis, invasive alien species, release of genetically modified organisms and biosecurity risks posed by climate change are examples of these hazards. The growing number, complexity and seriousness of these risks have driven the development of the concept of biosecurity and its increasing application. Biosecurity is an integrated strategy to manage biosecurity, business, environmental and social risks in a comprehensive and systematic manner to protect the health and well-being of animals, plants and people, and to maintain the functions and services of ecosystems.