Aquaculture Biosecurity/AIS-HACCP Workshop

Date: July 30, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Location: U.S.G.S. Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, WI
Contact: Ron Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant Extension

Aquaculture Biosecurity/AIS-HACCP Workshop

Monday, July 30, 2012 at the U.S.G.S. Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin

This is one of three North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) funded workshops that will be presented in the North Central States area this summer. The focus of these workshops is to develop a specific Aquatic Invasive Species-Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (AIS-HACCP) plan for each hosting facility. Thus attendees will learn how to develop an AIS-HACCP plan with a real world example after they have learned the principles of HACCP.

By using biosecurity principles in aquaculture operations, the risk of AIS introduction and the spread to new locations will be greatly minimized. One approach to this problem is to apply the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) concept similar to that used by the seafood industry to minimize seafood consumption health risks. The advantages of this system are that it can effectively deal with diverse practices and operations, it has proven to be a good partnership between industry and government regulators, and it is effective when properly applied.

For registration and agenda information, visit the Aquaculture Biosecurity/AIS-HACCP Workshop website.

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