| Other defra.gov.uk sites:


Animal health and food safety

Aquatic animals are susceptible to natural and man-made distress such as disease and pollutants. These may affect the health of individual organisms or populations and can also have effects on the food chain, including man.

A sustainable aquatic environment and rational exploitation of its natural resources requires understanding of the nature, mechanism and impact of such stressors and their management. Our science is focused on understanding and managing undesirable impacts in fish and shellfish, and on man through the food chain.

Aquatic animal disease Food safety Environment and animal health 

© Crown Copyright 2015
Last Modified: 27 April 2014