Internationaler BMB/ICES-Workshop "Fischkankheiten und Parasiten in der Ostsee"

Lang, Thomas and Mellergaard, Stig and Nagel, Gunther (1995) Internationaler BMB/ICES-Workshop "Fischkankheiten und Parasiten in der Ostsee". Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft aus der Fischereiforschung, 42(2), pp. 75-83.

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From 25 November until 8 Deeember 1994, a sea-going workshop with the above title was carried out on board RV "Walther Herwig IlI" under the umbrella of the Baltie Marine Biologists (BMlJ) and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Under the co-convenorship of the first two authors of this paper, 11 seientists from 8 of the 9 countries bordering the Baltic Sea (except Sweden) actively involved in research monitoring into fish diseases/parasites participated. The main reason for holding the workshop was that, although fish disease monitoring programmes on the abundance and spatial distribution of fish diseases/parasites are being carried out by some of the countries bordering the Baltic Sea, there is still a striking lack of seientific information as compared to other seas, such as the North Sea. Moreover, since new fish disease monitoring programmes have recently been started (mainly by the new Baltic republics Latvia and Estonia, which recently became ICES-member countries) or are planned for the near future (Lithuania), BMB as weil as ICES felt the need for a interealibration and standardization of methodologies applied during fish disease/parasite surveys for the specific conditions in the Baltic Sea. Therefore, the major objectives of the workshop were -to obtain information about the disease/parasite prevalence in Baltic (Platichthys flesus) and other abundant fish species along a transect from the western (Mecklenhurg Bight) to the eastern (Gulf of Finland) Baltic Sea to be used as a baseline for future studies, -to intercalibrate methodologies applied for sampling, diagnosis of diseases/parasites, reporting and analyses of disease data, -if necessary, to recommend standard methodologies to be used for fish disease/parasite monitoring programmes under the specific conditions in the Baltic Sea. Although the data have yet not been completely analyzed, there is indication for some pronounced spatial trends regarding the prevalence of certain diseases/parasites, mainly for Iymphocystis and skin ulcerations in flounder but also for diseases and parasites of cod (Gadus morhua) which can be seen in figures 2 and 4. Recommendations for standard methodologies will later be published elsewhere.

Item Type: Article
Title: Internationaler BMB/ICES-Workshop "Fischkankheiten und Parasiten in der Ostsee"
Alternative Title: International BMB/ICES-Workshop "Fish Diseases and Parasites in the Baltic Sea"
Personal Creator/Author:
Mellergaard, Stig
Nagel, Gunther
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft aus der Fischereiforschung
Volume: 42
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 75-83
Date: 1995
ISSN: 1437-5842
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Issuing Agency: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei
Additional Information: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries began publishing the Informationen aus der Fischereiforschung = Information on Fishery research in 2010
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrographic measurements; methods; disease prevalences; scientific advice
Subjects: Health
Item ID: 4239
Depositing User: Horst Bahl
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2010 12:09
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 19:19
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