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Analytical Services
   
     
Fish Health Diagnostics    

RPC has been providing fish health services since 1984 when the New Brunswick aquaculture industry was in its early stages.  Since that time, we have continued to develop and provide an ever increasing number of services to help support the growth and development of the industry in NB, Atlantic Canada, and other Canadian provinces.  With the goal of preventing, detecting and solving fish health problems in salmon, haddock, halibut, cod and other species, RPC’s fish health team and extensive array of diagnostics can help meet your fish health needs.

Diagnostic Services

  • Standard bacteriology
  • Bacterial identification/Antibiotic susceptibility
  • Necropsy/Examination
  • Microscopy/IFAT ISAV/BKD
  • Pathogen screening & surveillance (PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, qRT-PCR)
  • Pathogen characterization
  • Na+/K+, ATPase testing
  • Cell culture/virology
  • Other: please enquire

Facilities

  • ISO 9001 Certification
  • CFIA Aquatic Animal Containment Level 2 (AQ-2) compliance certification
  • State-of-the-art molecular biology laboratory
  • Necropsy, virology, and bacteriology laboratories
  • Cryopreservation and archiving

Applications

  • Detection of bacterial and viral pathogens
  • Pathogen databasing
  • Characterization of bacterial and viral pathogens
  • Testing, treatment, and prevention measures
  • Support for interprovincial transfers
  • Custom Fish Health Assessment

Qualifications

RPC’s Fish Health staff includes a former certified DFO Fish Health Official with US Title 50 Certification status under the previous Canadian federal fish health regulatory regime, scientists with doctoral and master’s degrees, and a group of highly skilled and experienced technicians familiar with fresh water and marine operations. 

 

 

   
CONTACT
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Rebecca Liston
Fish Health Specialist
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

Dr. Ben Forward
Department Head, Food, Fisheries, & Aquaculture
Tel: 506.452.1212
Toll Free: 1.800.563.0844
info@rpc.ca

 
   
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
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Fish Health Services (PDF)
Important Shipment Information (PDF)

 
   
RELATED SERVICES
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Custom Fish Health Assessment