Aquaculture is a livelihood of many rural communities and contributes towards food security, employment and socio-economic status in the Philippines. Further research is required to secure a sustainable aquatic food sector, which supports social and economic growth for the country. Diseases can induce production losses at the farm level, thus impacting overall food security. Results of the study will be translated into the development of diagnostic tools, preventive and control measures for disease outbreak, interventions, and treatment strategies/options. These will reduce production losses thus supporting the country’s over-all aquaculture industry cycle such as feed production, fry and hatchery operations, and other aquaculture inputs.