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Identifying parasitesThe primary role for Marine Scotland parasitology scientists is to identify parasites and provide advice associated with fish health issues for the Fish Health Inspectorate, other stakeholders and the public. 

Current areas of interest include Gyrodactylus salaris screening, identification of Neoparamoeba perurans, the causative agent of amoebic gill disease (AGD) and analysis of Red Vent Syndrome (RVS) in wild Atlantic salmon.

In addition, scientists perform a range of diagnostic services such as sample screening, pathogen identification and sequence analysis.

Common fish parasites: