Experts minimize risks due to virus transfer from farmed salmon to Fraser River sockeye
Wild sockeye salmon.
A group of scientific experts believes that the transfer of a potentially lethal virus from farmed Atlantic salmon to wild salmon from the Fraser River represents a minimal risk to the health of the latter. This conclusion is consistent with that of a report issued in 2015 by the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) of the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).
The experts´ opinion, framed in the process of peer review recommended by the Cohen Commission, was presented at a meeting organized by the CSAS. The purpose of the meeting was to review the scientific evidence and provide scientific advice on the risk for the sockeye salmon of the Fraser River, specifically due to the transfer of the orthoreovirus pisc...
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