Carcass classification of cultured salmon at British Columbian aquaculture sites by facility, 2013 onwards

Carcass classification of cultured salmon at British Columbian aquaculture sites by facility, 2013 onwards Mortality at salmon aquaculture facilities is closely monitored. As in any population of wild or farmed animals, there are a number of causes leading to death. While in-depth diagnostic testing takes time, carcasses are routinely assigned to a number of defined categories which can help facility operators and Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff quickly assess whether disease may be present. Facility operators report mortalities in a number of categories that describe either the cause of death or the condition of the carcass. This report provides a breakdown of mortality by carcass category for each active facility. Sites used exclusively for smolt entry may have elevated mortality due to stresses associated with initial seawater entry. Similarly, elevated mortalities may occur if fish are stressed due to harvest activities. If mortalities at a facility exceed thresholds defined by conditions of licence, a “Mortality Event” occurs. Details of individual mortality events associated with high monthly mortalities reported here can be found in the [Mortality events at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites](https://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/7fbb2662-391a-4df7-99b4-3343fa68fc93) report. Related links: + Infographic: [Monitoring fish health from hatchery to harvest](https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/about-notre-sujet/publications/infographics-infographies/hatchery-ecloserie-eng.html) + Infographic: [How DFO inspects fish health at BC aquaculture sites](https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/about-notre-sujet/publications/infographics-infographies/health-sante-eng.html) 2023-11-01 Fisheries and Oceans Canada DFO.PAC.AquacultureData-Donneesdaquaculture.PAC.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentFisheries and Oceans CanadaPacific regionAquaculturefish farmingsalmon farmingfish health monitoringcarcass classificationBritish ColumbiaBC Data - Carcass classification of cultured salmon - EnglishCSV https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/0a8c5505-ecb3-4d8b-8120-462bd7def6bb/attachments/carc-cat-fac-inst-2013-ongoing-rpt-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-eng.csv Data - Carcass classification of cultured salmon - FrenchCSV https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/0a8c5505-ecb3-4d8b-8120-462bd7def6bb/attachments/carc-cat-fac-inst-2013-ongoing-rpt-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-fra.csv Terminology - Carcass classification of cultured salmon - EnglishCSV https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/0a8c5505-ecb3-4d8b-8120-462bd7def6bb/attachments/carc-cat-fac-inst-2013-ongoing-def-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-eng.csv Terminology - Carcass classification of cultured salmon - FrenchCSV https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/0a8c5505-ecb3-4d8b-8120-462bd7def6bb/attachments/carc-cat-fac-inst-2013-ongoing-def-pac-dfo-mpo-aquaculture-fra.csv Create a Google Map using latitude and longitude dataTXT https://api-proxy.edh.azure.cloud.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/catalogue/records/0a8c5505-ecb3-4d8b-8120-462bd7def6bb/attachments/google-maps-cartes-instructions-eng.txt Create a Google Map using latitude and longitude dataTXT https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/od-ds/aquaculture/google-maps-cartes-instructions-fra.txt

Mortality at salmon aquaculture facilities is closely monitored. As in any population of wild or farmed animals, there are a number of causes leading to death. While in-depth diagnostic testing takes time, carcasses are routinely assigned to a number of defined categories which can help facility operators and Fisheries and Oceans Canada staff quickly assess whether disease may be present. Facility operators report mortalities in a number of categories that describe either the cause of death or the condition of the carcass.

This report provides a breakdown of mortality by carcass category for each active facility. Sites used exclusively for smolt entry may have elevated mortality due to stresses associated with initial seawater entry. Similarly, elevated mortalities may occur if fish are stressed due to harvest activities.

If mortalities at a facility exceed thresholds defined by conditions of licence, a “Mortality Event” occurs. Details of individual mortality events associated with high monthly mortalities reported here can be found in the Mortality events at British Columbia marine finfish aquaculture sites report.

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  • Publisher - Current Organization Name: Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Publisher - Organization Section Name: Aquaculture, Communications
  • Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada

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Electronic Mail Address: DFO.PAC.AquacultureData-Donneesdaquaculture.PAC.MPO@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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