Wildlife Damage Management Assistance and Activities
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS)
Human Dimensions Research Unit Report (pdf 301kb)
Public Comment Regarding VHS
Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)
ISA International Symposium (pdf 1.13mb)
Following is a summary of the ISA surveillance conducted throughout the calendar year 2013:
In 2013 there were 686 total samples collected during 83 inspections at 10 sites. There were no cages confirmed positive for ISA this year. In fact, there have been no confirmed cages since February 2006. Biosecurity audits were conducted on all active sites at least once during the calendar year. All sites remained Category 1 (presumed negative) throughout the year and were scheduled for monthly surveillance inspections; although, some inspections were not completed due to inclement weather.
Several sites completed harvest in 2013. Four sites were stocked with juveniles in the spring and summer. Several sites were fallow as of December 31st; some of these fallow sites will be stocked this coming spring.