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Salmon Disease Ecology Workshop

A Joint Symposium presented by the Delta Science Program and the U.C. Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

8:30 am – 4:30 pm


UC Davis
Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) Ballroom A
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


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Record high temperatures during the recent drought coupled with high mortality in juvenile salmon has raised awareness of the role pathogens and diseases may play in Central Valley salmon. This symposium covered topics such as: what is known about pathogens and diseases in wild salmon populations in the Central Valley, what monitoring and research gaps exist, and how other systems manage to control or reduce impacts of pathogens/disease. A key deliverable from this workshop will be the development of recommendations for improving disease research and monitoring in the Central Valley with an emphasis on exploring management actions related to reducing direct and indirect mortality caused by disease. 


Coequal goals

The Delta Stewardship Council was created in legislation to achieve the state mandated coequal goals for the Delta. "'Coequal goals' means the two goals of providing a more reliable water supply for California and protecting, restoring, and enhancing the Delta ecosystem. The coequal goals shall be achieved in a manner that protects and enhances the unique cultural, recreational, natural resource, and agricultural values of the Delta as an evolving place." (CA Water Code §85054)