Science Advisory Report 2020/049

Advice from the assessment of the risk to Fraser River Sockeye Salmon due to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus IVa (VHSV-IVa) transfer from Atlantic Salmon farms in the Discovery Islands area, British Columbia

Summary

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus IVa (VHSV-IVa) transfer risk assessment

This risk assessment was informed by a summary of the current state of knowledge on VHSV (Garver and Hawley, in press). The key elements of this review are summarized below.

Characterization of viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus (VHSV) and viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS)


This Science Advisory Report is from the September 15-17, 2020, National Peer Review Meeting on the Assessment of the risk to Fraser River Sockeye Salmon due to Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia Virus (VHSV) transfer 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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