Farmed atlantic salmon, steelhead and arctic char were purchased for pathology testing from various Vancouver supermarkets in early 2012. So far, our efforts have detected:
- ISA virus – Recent test results indicate five of twenty-nine Atlantics tested positive for ISAv. HPR5 as well as HRP7b were identified by PCR in two of the Atlantic salmon heads purchased in Vancouver supermarkets (Morton samples – Feb. 14, 2012 – ISAV RT-PCR positive results updated April 04, 2012).
- PRV – Results also indicate twenty-four of thirty-five Atlantics tested positive for piscine reovirus (PRV).
- SAV – Recent samples of farmed steelhead from Lois Lake have indicated the first report of salmon alphavirus (SAV) in British Columbia.
Presence of Pathogens in BC Salmon
For more details of the sampling, click on the map
For previous symptoms and pathology detected in farmed salmon between 2006-2010, see BC Salmon Farm Audit Data 2006-2010 – FHAS 2006-2010
Location of BC salmon farms:
Click on the map for greater detail. Data courtesy of DFO Mapster.