Annual report on health monitoring of wild anadromous salmonids i Norway

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has organized the Health service for stock enhancement hatcheries for several years and also has a substantial activity in the gene bank program for wild Atlantic salmon and sea-trout. 

These activities have generated data and samples that can be used in retrospective studies of potential disease interaction between wild and farmed salmonids. It has previously been shown that piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) is widely distributed among wild and farmed salmon in the marine environment, while the information concerning potential freshwater reservoirs is scarce. These topics are addressed in this report.