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 TriNation initiative is governed by a steering group which consists of one representative from each country, a local organizer and a secretary.
If you’d like to contribute, please let us know -there is room for everyone interested!
The Steering Committee consists of the following members (From September 2017):
Tore Hovland, Norway, President
Susie Mitchell (FishVetGroup), Ireland
Kim Thompson (Moredun Research Institute), Ireland
Camilla MacDonald (MSD Animal Health), Scotland
Marit Stormoen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences), Norway
Sonal Patel (Norwegian Veterinary Institute), Norway, Secretary
The referance group members are:
Anne Berit Olsen (Norwegian Veterinary Institute), Norway
Marian McLoughlin (FishVetGroup), Ireland
Neil Ruane (Marine Institute), Ireland
Chris Mitchell (Pharmaq)
Abby Irish (Tassal), Tasmania
Iain Berrill (Scottish Salmon), Scotland
Angela Ashby (FishVetGroup) Scotland
Mona Dverdal Jansen (Norwegian Veterinary Institute), Norway
The secretariat has from 2012 been funded by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF Project number 900769 and 901517), who sponsors the webpage and the secretary, in order to ensure the continuation of the TriNation.