Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
United States
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Wild sockeye salmon.

Experts minimize risks due to virus transfer from farmed salmon to Fraser River sockeye

Click on the flag for more information about Canada CANADA
Friday, February 08, 2019, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

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 piscine (PRV) from the Atlantic salmon farms located in the Discovery Islands area in British Columbia.

Fraser River Watershed (Photo: wikipedia)


At the meeting held from 28 to 30 January, 33 experts participated, of which 15 were Fisheries and Oceans Canada employees. It also included domestic and international experts including from environmental non-governmental organizations, Indigenous groups, academia, the aquaculture industry, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture.

The scientists reviewed data and risk assessment, and reached the conclusion that the risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon due to PRV is minimal.

The assessment was conducted based on the latest Canadian and international data, including results from the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative.

This risk assessment supports Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s role in the management of aquaculture in British Columbia and aligns with recommendations in the final report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River, including recommendations 18 and 19 on risks to wild fish populations related to pathogen transfers from fish farms and other fish health-related advice.


             

Main gross pathology findings in Chilean farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch: Panels a and b: Atlantic salmon with characteristic gross lesions of heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI). Panels c and d: Coho salmon with gross lesions of HSMI-like disease


DFO recognizes there are still some knowledge gaps in understanding this virus, therefore, the federal agency will continue to be vigilant, and support further scientific research on PRV. It will also rely on domestic and international experts in this field, and the peer review process, to obtain the best science available to inform evidence-based decisions on the management and regulation of Canada’s aquaculture sector.

The PRV risk assessment represents the sixth in the series of ten risk assessments on pathogen transfer from farmed Atlantic salmon to Fraser River sockeye salmon.

A full report on the results of the peer review will be published by the end of this spring on the CSAS website, after the final review by the participants of the peer review process.

Related article:

-Federal court rules farmed salmon should be tested for PVR

editorial@fis.com
www.fis.com


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
Japan
Mar 23, 20:00 (GMT + 9):
Steeped in history: Insights into Japan’s coastal pole-and-line tuna fishery
Mexico
Mar 23, 02:50 (GMT + 9):
Initiative launched to strengthen fight against illegal traffic of totoaba
United Kingdom
Mar 23, 01:40 (GMT + 9):
The Scottish Salmon Company commissions 6-boat building contract to local firm
European Union
Mar 23, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
European Council grants UK Brexit extension period
United Nations
Mar 23, 00:30 (GMT + 9):
FAO and Iceland partner focusing on fisheries and 'blue growth'
Kenya
Mar 22, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Chinese farmed tilapia gains further room in Kenyan market
Spain
Mar 22, 23:30 (GMT + 9):
Spanish fleet gets over 2,300 additional tonnes of mackerel thanks to exchanges
Spain
Mar 22, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
Spain becomes Bafelgó's second bluefin tuna market
Viet Nam
Mar 22, 22:30 (GMT + 9):
Seafood companies urged to take advantage of trans-Pacific partnership
Chile
Mar 22, 21:00 (GMT + 9):
Supreme Court confirms shipowners must use SERNAPESCA's electronic traceability system
Canada
Mar 22, 20:30 (GMT + 9):
Pacific herring with egg quota declines yoy
Malaysia
Mar 22, 19:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Government approves MYR 418, 000 for Labuan fishermen housing financial aid
Viet Nam
Mar 22, 19:50 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Việt Nam’s marine development strategy introduced in Malaysia
Philippines
Mar 22, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - 'Fish kill' crop loss blamed on extreme weather
India
Mar 22, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Indian-occupied Kashmir opens hospital to treat fish



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
AZTI seeks to help trawler fleet adapt to landing obligation
Spain The AZTI technology centre is to study the selectivity in bottom trawl fisheries in order to minimize the catches of unwanted fish.
Oman Fisheries Company to start commercial fishing operations
Oman Oman Fisheries Company is planning the acquisition of an industrial fishing vessel so as to shortly start commercial fishing operations.
EU Council adopts contingency measures in case of no-deal Brexit
European Union The Council of the European Union has adopted a series of legislative acts as part of its contingency preparations for a "no-deal" Brexit scenario.
Initiative launched to strengthen fight against illegal traffic of totoaba
Mexico For the first time, the problems that have led to the marine porpoise being in danger of extinction will be addressed in a comprehensive way, taking into account its root causes and monitoring its distribution and population size.
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Omega Protein Corporation
Marona S.A.
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
INVE Group - Head Office
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
Morpol ASA - Group Headquarters
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER