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Science Advisory Report 2019/019

Advice from the assessment of the risk to Fraser River Sockeye Salmon due to Renibacterium salmoninarum transfer from Atlantic Salmon farms in the Discovery Islands area, British Columbia

Summary

Renibacterium salmoninarum Transfer Risk Assessment

Additionally, this risk assessment was informed by a summary of the current state of knowledge related to R. salmoninarum and BKD (Rhodes and Mimeault, 2019) of which the most relevant elements are summarized below.

Characterization of Renibacterium salmoninarum and bacterial kidney disease (BKD)


This Science Advisory Report is from the November 6–8, 2018 national advisory meeting on Assessment of the risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon due to bacteria causing systemic infections transferred from Atlantic salmon farms located in the Discovery Islands area, British Columbia. Additional publications from this meeting will be posted on the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Science Advisory Schedule as they become available.

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