Science Advisory Report 2019/022

Advice from the assessment of the risk to Fraser River Sockeye Salmon due to piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) transfer from Atlantic Salmon farms in the Discovery Islands area, British Columbia

Summary

Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV-1) Transfer Risk Assessment

This risk assessment was informed by a summary of the current state of knowledge related to piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) and associated diseases (Polinski and Garver, 2019) of which the key elements are summarized below.

Characterization of Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) and Associated Diseases


This Science Advisory Report is from the January 28-30, 2019 National Peer Review Meeting on Assessment of the risk to Fraser River Sockeye Salmon due to piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) 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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