An overview of emerging diseases in the salmonid farming industry - Technical report

This report aims to serve as a helpful resource for fish health professionals, academics and for the global salmon farming industry in the important effort to improve the comprehension and management of health challenges in salmonid farming.

This publication is a series of six scientific reviews with authorship and input from 19 international experts.

The report covers six important diseases or health challenges affecting farmed salmon globally:

  • Sea lice resistance
  • Amoebic gill disease (AGD)
  • Infectious salmon anemia (ISA)
  • Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI) and Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV)
  • Tenacibaculosis
  • Bacterial kidney disease (BKD)

These diseases were identified as emerging, according to the foreword of the report, “as there is new knowledge on agent dynamics, they re-occur or they are well described in one region and may well become a threat to other regions with the same type of production”.