European Community Reference Laboratory for Fish Diseases

The European Community Reference Laboratory for Fish Diseases is located in Frederiksberg in Denmark at the National Veterinary Institute (part of Technical University of Denmark ). It is funded by the European Commission . [1]

A hand purpose of the CRL is to Ensure the quality of diagnostics of fish diseases in EU Member States and to harmonize the procedures and methodologies applied. The disease is primarily concerned with the exotic (epizootic haematopoietic necrosis virus and epizootic ulcerative syndrome) and non-exotic ( viral haemorrhagic septicemia , infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus , koi herpes virus , and infectious salmon anemia virus ) diseases mentioned in Council Directive 2006/88 / EC. The CRL co-ordinates those activities of the National Reference Laboratories (NRLs) for Fish diseases in EUthat aim to harmonize technical diagnosis and disseminate information of mutual interest. The work of the CRL also includes the development of a database ( ) that aims to collect information on fish disease isolates and their sequences. Details of the work program is available at the Annual Meeting of the NRLs for Fish Diseases.


  1. Jump up^ Adams, A; Thompson, KD (2012). 5.6 Advances in Disease Diagnostics, Veterinary Drugs and Vaccines, Sources of Further Information. In Austin, Brian. Infectious diseases in aquaculture prevention and control . Cambridge: Woodhead. p. 139. ISBN  9780857095732 .

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