Net Pen Liver Disease Workshop

Net Pen Liver Disease Workshop:  What we know.  What we don’t know.

May 29, 2015
Maritime Heritage Centre
Campbell River, BC

Sponsored by:  Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., Ewos Canada & BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences

Hosted by:  Grieg Seafood BC Ltd

 Agenda                               Final Report

9:00 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 – 9:40

Introduction - Dr. Jim Powell (BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences)

9:40 – 10:10

Dr. Michael Kent (Oregon State University, Department of Microbiology and Biomedical Sciences) - Netpen Liver Disease: Pathology, source of disease & links to Microcystin

10:10 – 10:40

Dr. Barry Milligan (Grieg Seafood BC Ltd) - Site Case Study of Net Pen Liver Disease in Preharvest Fish

10:40 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 11:30

Dr. Heindrich Snyman (BC Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Health Centre) - Histopathology of chronic liver disease in Atlantic Salmon raised in Nootka sound in 2014.

11:30 – 12:00

Morning Presentation Discussion & Questions

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch

1:00—1:30

Dr. Stephanie Smith (Beagle Bioproducts Inc) - Looking for Microcystin Associated with Netpen Liver Disease: Does ADDA Add Up

1:30– 2:00

Dr. Nicky Haigh (Harmful Algae Monitoring Program) - Toxic Cyanobacteria & their possible role in Net Pen Liver Disease

2:00– 2:20

Break

2:20 – 2:50

Dr. Asit Mazumder (University of Victoria, Department of Biology) - Causes & Consequences of Algal Toxins in Aquatic Systems & Food Webs

2:50 – 4:00

Workshop Discussion & Closing Comments