This site represents ongoing work for the the ‘Integrated Epidemiological Studies on SRS and Caligus’ project.

The site has been established to support the research platform for Chilean aquaculture, within the framework of an FIE project coordinated by Sernapesca, and implemented by Ausvet with the collaboration of industry, universities and the government and the private sector.

The website has two sections:

  • the public site you’re seeing now
  • a secure site with data and analysis

Both sites are still in development, but updates will be provided regularly on this page as they become available.

The project commenced in December 2017 and aims to improve understanding of two important diseases that threaten the health of farmed salmon in Chile: SRS and Caligidosis. The project will build on past work conducted in Chile and around the world and create solutions with long-term benefits.

The Integrated Epidemiological Studies on SRS and Caligus project is led by Ausvet, an Australian-based consulting company with a global reputation in epidemiology and animal health. Ausvet has worked in over 50 countries to improve the health of animals and the profitability of animal industries, including in aquaculture. Ausvet are committed to building effective partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders and will visit Chile frequently throughout 2018.

In partnership, Ausvet will create an environment where knowledge and data can be used for powerful epidemiological studies. Outputs of the research are expected to provide insights that will help to improve the health of farmed salmon in Chile. In doing so, we hope to improve the profitability and sustainability of the salmon industry.

This website will be one of several ways that we will keep stakeholders informed about project activities, findings and outcomes. In addition, we look forward to talking with stakeholders in meetings and workshops, learning from you, hearing your ideas and keeping you up to date as the project progresses.

We are excited about this opportunity to provide long-term benefits to the Chilean salmon industry and look forward to working with you in 2018.