Survey & Diagnosis

Data collection

Each year the National Reference Laboratories for Fish Diseases submit data to the EURL for Fish and Crustacean Diseases on the

  • current aquaculture production
  • fish health categorization
  • fish disease situation
  • laboratory capacity in their country.

The EURL collates this information and presents it at the Annual Meeting of National Reference Laboratories for Fish Diseases.


The goal of this collection of data is to obtain an picture of the fish diseases situation in Europe.

Download reports

The annual Survey & Diagnosis reports from 2014 to 2021 can be downloaded from the menu.

Reports from 2022 and onwards are only available at the EURL's Sharepoint 
(access only for staff of National Reference Laboratories in EU and EFTA countries; contact Karin Stubgaard,

The use of data—and disclaimers

The data are mainly concerned with the surveillance and control of the listed non-exotic diseases VHS, IHN, KHV and ISA but do also concern diagnosis of other diseases. These overviews give an indication of the trends within the EU and Europe, but please notice that they are NOT officially approved.

The data are collated by the respective NRLs who in many cases passed some of the tasks to the competent authorities in their country. Most of the data are however NOT approved by the competent authorities and cannot be used as e.g. documentation for categorization or freedom of certain diseases!

The data are shown as the EURL received them. It is not an official document and the EURL for Fish and Crustacean Diseases and the EU Commission cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in the Survey & Diagnosis reports and cannot be held liable for any losses, costs or damages related to the use of said information.
13 JULY 2024