Watershed Watch Media Advisory: Interview Opportunity Scientists available to assist with understanding the evidence presented at the Cohen Commission’s evidentiary hearings on Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)

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Media Advisory
December 14, 2011

On December 15, 16 and 19, evidence related to Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv) will be presented to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon.

Watershed Watch Salmon Society’s Executive Director Dr. Craig Orr and Fisheries Biologist, Stan Proboszcz are participants in the inquiry and will be present throughout these evidentiary hearings and are available to assist with understanding the large volume of evidence related to:

  • Past monitoring programs of ISAv in wild and farm fish in BC
  • Previous and new evidence related to ISAv

 

To arrange an interview please contact Dr. Craig Orr at 604-809-2799 and/or Stan Proboszcz at 604-314-2713.

For a daily summary of the testimony presented see the “Cohen Aquaculture Daily” at www.watershed-watch.org/cohen-aquaculture-daily/ (made available through the Watershed Watch Salmon Society and the SOS Marine Conservation Foundation).

B-roll available.

Schedule of evidentiary hearings – Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv):

Location: Asia Pacific Hall at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue 580 West Hastings Street (enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance), Vancouver, BC

Dec 15 Morning Session: 9:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 1:30PM – 4:00PM

  • Nellie Gagné (Molecular Biology Scientist and Laboratory Supervisor, DFO, Moncton)
  • Dr. Fred Kibenge (Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Dr. Kristi Miller (Head, Molecular Genetics, DFO)
  • Dr. Are Nylund (Professor, University of Bergen, Norway)

 

Dec 16 Morning Session: 9:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 1:30PM – 4:30PM

  • Nellie Gagné (Molecular Biology Scientist and Laboratory Supervisor, DFO, Moncton)
  • Dr. Fred Kibenge (Department of Pathology and Microbiology, University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Dr. Simon Jones (Research Scientist, DFO)
  • Dr. Kim Klotins (Aquatic Animal Health Division, CFIA, Ottawa)
  • Dr. Stephen Stephen (Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health Sciences, DFO, Ottawa)
  • Dr. Peter Wright (National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System, DFO, Moncton)

 

Dec 19 Morning Session: 9:00AM – 12:30PM
Afternoon Session: 3:15PM – 4:30PM

  • Dr. Simon Jones (Research Scientist, DFO)
  • Dr. Kim Klotins (Aquatic Animal Health Division, CFIA, Ottawa)
  • Dr. Stephen Stephen (Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health Sciences, DFO, Ottawa)
  • Dr. Peter Wright (National Aquatic Animal Health Laboratory System, DFO, Moncton)

 

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