Infectious diseases of fishes in the Salish Sea

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As in marine regions throughout other areas of the world, fishes in the Salish Sea serve as hosts for many pathogens, including nematodes, trematodes, protozoans, protists, bacteria, viruses, and crustaceans. Here, we review some of the better-documented infectious diseases that likely contribute to significant losses among free-ranging fishes in the Salish Sea and discuss the environmental and ecological factors that may affect the population-level impacts of disease. Demonstration of these diseases and their impacts to critical and endangered resources provides justification to expand pathogen surveillance efforts and to incorporate disease forecasting and mitigation tools into ecosystem restoration efforts.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Infectious diseases of fishes in the Salish Sea
Series title Fisheries
DOI 10.1080/03632415.2013.826202
Volume 38
Issue 9
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Fisheries
First page 402
Last page 409
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Salish Sea
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