U.S. response to a report of infectious salmon anemia virus in Western North America

Fisheries
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Abstract

Federal, state, and tribal fishery managers, as well as the general public and their elected representatives in the United States, were concerned when infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) was suspected for the first time in free-ranging Pacific Salmon collected from the coastal areas of British Columbia, Canada. This article documents how national and regional fishery managers and fish health specialists of the U.S. worked together and planned and implemented actions in response to the reported finding of ISAV in British Columbia. To date, the reports by Simon Fraser University remain unconfirmed and preliminary results from collaborative U.S. surveillance indicate that there is no evidence of ISAV in U.S. populations of free-ranging or marine-farmed salmonids on the west coast of North America.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title U.S. response to a report of infectious salmon anemia virus in Western North America
Series title Fisheries
DOI 10.1080/03632415.2014.967348
Volume 39
Issue 11
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Publisher location Bethesda, MD
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 6 p.
First page 501
Last page 506
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N