Tenacibaculum maritimum Workshop

Tenacibaculum maritimum: Current Knowledge and Future Directions

Feb 12 & 13, 2015
Maritime Heritage Centre
Campbell River, BC

Losses to T. maritimum (TM) can be significant and are largely unpredictable in post-salt water entry smolts. There is an expressed need to learn more about the current status of T. maritimum in order to eliminate or mitigate losses to tenacibaculosis. This workshop will focus discussion on the current knowledge with key researchers, producers, fish health and government personnel in order to determine the future directions of research, surveillance, treatment and prevention.

Sponsored by:  Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Syndel Laboratories Ltd., Cermaq Canada Ltd., Merck Canada Inc., Pharmaq AS, Elanco Animal Health, BC Salmon Farmers Association, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., Marine Harvest Canada

Hosted by:  BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences

Agenda                       Final Report

Schedule Day One

8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:10

Jim Powell (BC CAHS) – Introduction

9:10  - 10:00

Alicia Estévez Toranzo (U. of Santiago Compostela USC; Spain) - Tenacibaculosis of farmed fish in Southern Europe

10:00 - 10:50

Øyvind Brevik (Cermaq AS Norway) - The impact of tenacibaculosus in Norway.

10:50 - 11:10


11:10 - 12:00

Sverre Bang Småge (Cermaq AS Norway) - Novel TM species in Norway detection and identification

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:45

Tim Hewison & Michael Ness (Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.) - Tenacibaculum maritimum – A Fish Farm Perspective

1:45 - 2:30

Ahmed Siah (BC CAHS) - Clinical methods of detection for T. maritimum

2:30 - 2:40


2:40 - 3:30

Jaime Tobar (Centrovet, Chile) - Current situation of Tenacibaculum in Chile and potential prevention strategies

3:30 - 4:30


Schedule Day Two

8:30 - 9:00


9:00 - 9:10

Jim Powell (BC CAHS) – Introduction

9:10 - 12:00

Breakout and roundtable discussion to identify:

  • Knowledge gaps of TM
  • Needs of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in knowledge of TM
  • Mitigation action items
  • Short, medium and long term goals, and
  • Outline research areas or topics.