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Cohen Commission: ISAv Evidentiary Hearing - December 19, 2011

Theme: Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv)

Witnesses

Dr. Simon Jones (Research Scientist, DFO)
Dr. Kim Klotins (Acting National Manager, Disease Control Contingency Planning, Aquatic Animal Health Division, CFIA, Ottawa)
Dr. Stephen Stephen (Director Biotechnology and Aquatic Animal Health Sciences Branch, DFO, Ottawa)

Cohen Commission: ISAv Evidentiary Hearing, December 16, 2011

Theme: Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv)

Witnesses:

Morning Session:
Nellie Gagné (Molecular Biology Scientist and Laboratory Supervisor, DFO, Moncton)

Dr. Fred Kibenge (Chairman, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island)

Cohen Commission: ISAv Evidentiary Hearing, December 15, 2011

Theme: Infectious Salmon Anemia virus (ISAv)

Cohen Commission Hearing on ISAv testing starts tomorrow - Backgrounder

The Cohen Commssion is holding 3 days of evidentiary hearings about recent testing for the ISA virus in BC starting tomorrow.

As in the past, we will be posting daily information to keep you updated.

For your reference here are December 2 News Releases and News Items of Interest generated from those releases:

Before siccing “Team America” on Canada, Senators need to investigate their own states for ISA

Apparently Americans don’t get the South Park “Blame Canada” joke.

The point of the joke is that instead of facing and fixing their own problems, the characters pick Canada as a scapegoat to blame.

DFO Statement, Backgrounder and CFIA Release, Nov. 9, 2011

Read DFO Statement, Backgrounder & CFIA Release, Nov 9

No Salmon Virus in BC, November 9, 2011

Read our News Coverage Roundup for Nov. 9: No Salmon Virus in BC

No Salmon Virus in B.C. - November 8, 2011

Read our News Coverage Roundup for Nov. 8: No Salmon Virus in BC

Cohen Commission Final Oral Submissions, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Theme: Final Oral Submissions

Final Submissions:

ISA - in times of uncertainty some folks just keep on talking

Fish farmers have seen this repeated many times before - when there is a void in science, activists are happy to fill it.