CAHPS Upcoming Webinars


The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Aquaculture Team, is hosting four Comprehensive Aquaculture Health Program Standards webinars during December 2021.  Each webinar will contain the same information; however, discussions may differ depending on the audience. You are invited to attend any or all of the events! 

The webinars will be held:

  • Dec 2 @ 3pm EST
  • Dec 6 @ 3pm EST
  • Dec 8 @ 3pm EST
  • Dec 29 @ 3pm EST

The Comprehensive Aquaculture Health Program Standards (CAHPS) establish a nonregulatory framework for the improvement and verification of the health of farmed aquatic animals produced in U.S. commercial aquaculture industry sectors to facilitate trade. Principles outlined in the CAHPS may be used by industry, Federal, State, Tribal, and regulatory and private veterinary authorities to provide for early disease detection, surveillance, reporting and response for the control of aquatic animal pathogens—especially those listed by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)—and to prevent pathogen dissemination via movement and trade of aquatic animals.

CAHPS will support various business objectives including efforts to improve health management, protect and expand aquaculture business opportunities, promote and facilitate trade, as well as efforts to improve resource protection and environmental sustainability. The five principles of CAHPS are Aquatic Animal Health Team; Risk Characterization and Management; Surveillance; Investigation and Reporting; and Response.

To reserve a slot and receive webinar sign-in information, please email Dr. Kathleen Hartman, Senior Staff Veterinarian – Aquaculture Health, USDA APHIS, Veterinary Services, at Include “CAHPS Webinar RSVP” in the subject line.

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