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

Within the diagnostic group, 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, the group can offer a range of diagnostic services such as sample screening, pathogen identification and sequence analysis.

Common fish parasites:

For further information please contact: MSSAMEDiagnosticgroup@gov.scot