Dear: Minister Ashfield,
OIE Director General Vallat,
BC Minister of Agriculture Don McRae
Cornelius Kiley, Director of CFIA Aquatic Animal Health
I am writing to ask what action was taken as a result of the DFO diagnoses of ISA virus on two Creative Salmon farms in Clayoquot Sound in 2011? I have attached the DFO database released by the lab to the Cohen Commission.
Attached also is a memo from the BC provincial vet, who does not refute the PCR results, only the association with the jaundice condition.
What follow up has the CFIA, DFO and the Province of BC done on these cases?
Attached is a press release noting that Canada is giving the OIE $2 million, so I consider that an endorsement by Canada of the OIE standards.
I am also writing to inquire why the OIE has not listed any of the ISAv positive results from the OIE reference lab or these cases on the WAHID site as at least a "suspect" case? I also don't see the Nova Scotia outbreak listed so perhaps the website is no longer used?
Thank you and I look forward to your response,