NSPAAD Unveils ‘Report Fish Disease’ Mobile App for Nationwide Aquatic Health Monitoring

The National Surveillance Programme for Aquatic Animal Diseases (NSPAAD) project has introduced a mobile app ‘Report Fish Disease’ to track and monitor fish diseases across the country.

About the Report Fish Disease App:

  • The mobile application intends to empower fish farmers with a convenient and efficient platform to report diseases on their farms.
  • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT) is one of the collaborative partners of the NSPAAD project of which ICAR-NBFGR is the lead institute, under which this app is developed.
  • Features
    • Its intuitive and user-friendly interface enables easy accessibility to fish farmers.
    • The app offers an easy disease reporting format, where farmers can easily report disease outbreaks by providing essential information such as location, species affected, symptoms observed, and images.
  • Significance
    • Geo-tagging technology facilitates swift response from authorities and the receivers get real-time updates on the status of their reported cases, ensuring transparency and accountability in the disease management process.
    • The app also serves as an information hub, providing farmers with valuable resources on disease prevention, treatment, and best aquaculture practices.
    • It is to provide a comprehensive package to ensure diagnosis, prevention, control, and treatment of aquatic animal diseases, thereby providing solutions for encouraging the aquaculture farmers.
    • It is expected to transform disease management in aquaculture and ultimately enhance the sustainability and productivity of this critical sector through early disease detection, data-driven decision-making, capacity building and efficient resource allocation.
    • It promises to improve the livelihood of fish farmers, safeguard the nation’s food security, and contribute to the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry.

Source: Vajiram & Ravi