Testing of Nonlethal and Environmental Sampling Methods for Detection of the Fish Pathogen Renibacterium Salmoninarum

Grant: # 0835

Grant Amount: $327,971.00

Board Decision Year: 2006

Western Fisheries Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey - Fish Health Section (Seattle)

Fish Health Section

Elliott, Diane (diane_elliott@usgs.gov) (206) 526-6591

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-C - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

This project completed laboratory testing and began field evaluation of nonlethal and environmental sampling methods for detecting the agent of bacterial kidney disease (BKD) in Great Lakes salmonid fishes and water, respectively. Nonlethal detection methods that enable monitoring of performance and survival of fish after testing, and methods for monitoring the pathogen in the environment, enhance evaluation of the impacts of this important pathogen on Great Lakes salmonids.