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Appendix E: Shellfish High Health Program Guideline: A Voluntary Program for Producers of Live Shellfish
Pages 119-123

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From page 119...
... Department of Commerce Saltonstall-Kennedy Program. 1.0  Purpose of the Shellfish High Health Program Guidelines 1.1  These Shellfish High Health program guidelines are provided for producers of live shellfish larvae, seed, brood stocks or other products that are exported and placed in receiving waters.
From page 120...
... The framework High Health Program is designed to accomplish are the following: 1.3.1  Prevent the dissemination of certifiable infectious shellfish diseases with exported shellfish products. 1.3.2  Ensure free flow of healthy brood stocks, larvae and seed between health certified production facilities and participating coun tries by meeting or exceeding shellfish health regulatory requirements for the exportation of live shellfish from producer locations to other states or countries.
From page 121...
... Entry of any new cultured animal stocks to brood stock holding areas is very limited and managed very con servatively. Any proposed shellfish introductions to the brood stock holding area or to a location close enough to the brood stock hold ing area to present a risk of disease transfer into the holding area must have a disease free health history and undergo a certification evaluation, consistent with applicable regulatory requirements and company policy.
From page 122...
... 3.3.1  Management of primary and expanded algal stocks 3.3.2  Spawning management of brood stock 3.3.4  Larval rearing management 3.3.5  Setting management 3.3.6  Water quality maintenance 3.3.7  Disinfection and sanitation procedures 3.3.8  Infectious disease vector control 3.3.9  Carcass disposal 3.3.10  Employee training 3.3.11  Visitor access 3.4  Hatchery records related to health management. Records are maintained that document any control point or operation required to exclude infectious diseases from hatchery stocks.
From page 123...
... 4.7  Determination of the source of the infectious disease agent, in collaboration with appropriate regulatory agencies, and implementation of a plan to eliminate any continuing source of the disease agent introduction, if needed. 4.8  Establishment of a monitoring and continuing response plan for the infectious disease and determination of needed continuing action, in conjunction with the appropriate regulatory agency.

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