MSX Workshop in PEI   January 07, 2013

On 16 January 2013, Rod Beresford (Assistant Professor, Integrative Science, CBU) attended, by invitation, a workshop in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (PEI) to examine the development of a coordinated response plan to the potential introduction of the MSX parasite of oysters to PEI waters.  The workshop was a partnership effort involving the PEI Aquaculture Alliance, Atlantic Veterinary College, PEI Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development, and the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  It was led and facilitated by Dr. Neil Ross (Ross Synergy Inc.) and discussions included:  immediate and long term responses; roles and responsibilities; funding; legislative authority; and knowledge gaps and R&D priorities (agenda for the workshop).