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Science Advisory Report 2020/043

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

Summary Moritella viscosa Transfer Risk Assessment

This risk assessment was informed by a summary of the current state of knowledge related to Moritella viscosa and winter ulcer (Wade and Weber, 2020). The key elements of this review are summarized below.

Characterization of Moritella viscosa and Winter Ulcer


This Science Advisory Report is from the December 3-5, 2019 National Peer Review Meeting on the Assessment of the risk to Fraser River Sockeye Salmon due to bacteria causing erosive lesions 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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