Title:

NCCP: Determination of the susceptibility of silver perch, Murray cod and rainbow trout to infection with CyHV-3

Project Number:

2019-176

Organisation:

CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory

Principal Investigator:

Nick J. Moody

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$188,938.00

Program(s):

Environment

Need

The NCCP Scientific Advisory Group has determined that susceptibility of silver perch, Murray cod and rainbow trout remains a significant knowledge gap and additional experimentation is required to generate the knowledge regarding the susceptibility of these species. This project has been commissioned by the NCCP as a critical component of a larger body of work to determine the feasibility of using CyHV-3 as a biological control for introduced feral common carp (Cyprinus carpio). In order to make an informed decision regarding the consequences of release to native and commercially important finfish species, the NCCP requires scientifically valid data regarding the susceptibility of non-carp species to infection with CyHV-3 building on the most recent knowledge of best practice in non-target species susceptibility testing.

Objectives

1. To determine the susceptibility of silver perch to infection with CyHV-3

2. To determine the susceptibility of Murray cod to infection with CyHV-3

3. To determine the susceptibility of rainbow trout to infection with CyHV-3