Report of the Working Group on Pathology and Diseases of Marine Organisms [Kiel, 5- 8 April, 1989]
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Summary: The Working Group met for 4 days (5-8 April 1989) at the Institut fur Meereskunde, University of Kiel, FRG, with 20 participants from 11 countries. National reports on diseases in wild populations of marine organisms submitted from 7 countries were discussed with emphasis on data from studies on pollution effects. Reports on the ICES 2nd Seagoing Workshop on Methodology of Fish Disease surveys, the German multidisciplinary study on fish diseases in the Wadden Sea and the Dutch and British experimental studies on the effects of polluted sediments on fish health were considered. Attention to disease in mariculture centred on the national reports, consideration of recent developments in molluscan disease of economic importance and preparation of data on problems of medication. Proposals for further additions to the ICES disease identification leaflets series and other possible publications to aid fish disease recognition during stock surveys were discussed. The Working Group proposed three main recommendations to be put to ICES Council.
Contributor: Brit Hjeltnes