Health monitoring of wild fish

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute monitors the occurrence and distribution of pathogens in wild salmonids.

The overarching goal of the health monitoring program for wild anadromous salmonids is to examine the occurrence and sources of pathogenic agents in wild salmonids. The National Veterinary Institute is responsible for the freshwater phase of the program while the Institute of Marine Research is responsible for the marine phase.


In 2016 the programme revealed that salmon gill poxvirus (SGPV) is widely distribueres in wild Atlantic salmon returning from marine migration.

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