The PD Trination initiative was established in 2005 with the aims to integrate and focus the activities of academia and industry from Norway, Ireland, Scotland and more recently other salmon farming regions.
This industry led initiative has made major contributions to developing a fuller understanding of PD and related conditions by encouraging new and collaborative research, and sharing of results in a transparent manner. Greater knowledge of the risks associated with the development and spread of the disease as well as an understanding of the viral characteristics have helped shape strategies for disease prevention and mitigation for the benefit of the salmon farming industry.
The commitment of farming companies, scientists and governmental institutions to this initiative is matched by the focus and drive of the Steering Committee, which has played a crucial role in these achievements.
The structure and government of the TriNation is undergoing a change in 2015. We will move from a large steering committee to a smaller core group which will be supported by a reference group.
If you’d like to contribute, please let us know -there is room for everyone interested!
The Steering Committee consists of the following members:
Chairman: Abby Irish, Scottish Salmon Producers
Secretary: Britt Bang Jensen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
David Graham, Animal Health Ireland
Neil Ruane, Marine Institute
Dave Cox, Fish Vet Group
John Webster, Scottish Salmon
Anne-Berit Olsen, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Susie Mitchell, VetAqua International
Chris Mitchell, Pharmaq
Gordon Ritchie, Marine Harvest
If you would like to contact the PD Trination, please use the contact form here
The secretariat has from 2012 been funded by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (Project number 900769), who sponsors the webpage and the secretary, in order to ensure the continuation of the TriNation.