Common diseases and parasites of fish in the North Atlantic: Training guide for identification.
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During the past 20 years, there has been an increasing number of field surveys investigating the occurrence and distribution of fish diseases as a tool for monitoring the effects of environmental changes, including marine pollution. Fish diseases are considered to be an appropriate indicator in this context because the outbreak of a disease represents an end-point of biological significance integrating all environmental factors affecting fish health. In the beginning of the 1980s it was felt, in the scientific community involved in fish disease studies, that it would be useful on an international basis to compare and combine the results of the different groups studying fish diseases. This would then present an overall picture and evaluation of the health status of fish populations in the study areas. However, it was soon realized that the results on disease.....
PublisherInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Series;NrICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences; 19
Best Practice TypeStandard Operating Procedure
CitationBucke, D.; Vethaak, D.; Lang, T. and Mellergaard, S. (1996) Common diseases and parasites of fish in the North Atlantic: Training guide for identification. ICES Techniques in Marine Environmental Sciences, No.19, 27pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-255