Notable reports for shellfish included the first observation of an OsHV-1 microvariant in the USA and in the Western Hemisphere more generally, in aquacultured Pacific oysters in California; the detection of OsHV-1 μVar in association with high mortality in a new area in Ireland; the first detection of Marteilia cochillia in cockles in the United Kingdom, in a Wales estuary; and the first detection of Marteilia refringens on the island of Ireland, in blue mussels in Northern Ireland.
Work on additional documents included syntheses on the role of Vibrio pathogens contributing to mortalities in shellfish aquaculture as well as seafood-associated disease risks in humans, on the contemporary status of oyster pathogen Bonamia ostreae, on complex gill disease in salmon, and on emerging health issues affecting wild salmonids of the Baltic region. The present status of the Fish Disease Index and plans for its continued development were also discussed, as were plans for the Workshop on Emerging Mollusc Pathogens (WKEMOP) scheduled in June 2019.
Two new ICES Identification Leaflets for Diseases and Parasites of Fish and Shellfish were pub-lished, and five new leaflets are planned for completion in 2019.
|Publisher||International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)|
|Number of pages||41|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Series||ICES Scientific Report|