Questionnaire on Survey and Diagnosis of Fish Diseases in Europe 2019

Monday 17 Feb 20


Niccolò Vendramin
Researcher, EURL Coordinator
DTU Aqua
+45 35 88 68 21


Teena Vendel Klinge
Laboratory Technician
DTU Aqua
+45 35 88 61 03


Niels Jørgen Olesen
DTU Aqua
+45 35 88 68 31

It is again time for the EURL to collect data in relation to “Survey and Diagnosis” of the listed fish diseases in Europe for 2019, according to Council Directive 2006/88/EC Annex IV part II. Every year we collate all retrieved data in a report available at

The template for collecting data in 2020 will be the same as the “Survey and Diagnosis” sent out in 2019, which means:

  1. The EURL team will retrieve all general production data in Europe by combining the FAO Fisheries Global Information System (FIGIS) and the annual report provided by Federation of Aquaculture Producers (FEAP).

  2. The general production data do not cover the number of farms or their health categorization – information that are important for epidemiological analysis. Therefore, we ask each Member State to provide these data to us. It is the responsibility of the NRL to collect these data from the respective authority in their country.

  3. We would like to collect information on the geographical localization of zones and compartments within the different health categories in your country. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit a map with this information. Maps can be retrieved from, however, feel free to use the map that fit your needs best.

  4. All Member States are asked to use the excel template attached (S&D Excel template 2019). Please, fill in the questionnaire and save it with the name of your country and submit to Teena Klinge ( and Niccolò Vendramin ( latest 14th of April 2020. From our webpage (, you can get updated on what you have submitted the previous years.

  5. With specific reference to points 3.3; 3.4 and 3.5 of the questionnaire, please fill these fields even if no specific changes have occurred since last year. This will facilitate gathering the information for the report and will allow each report to be independent.

An overview of the data collected from this year’s “Survey and Diagnosis” will be presented at the 24th Annual Workshop of the National Reference Laboratories for Fish Diseases, Copenhagen, Denmark 2nd and 3rd of June 2020.

Please return the completed questionnaire no later than 14th April 2020.

Thank you for your cooperation.
25 MAY 2022