Wildlife Disease and Zoonotics


Date of this Version

January 1999


Prepared by Arctic Biological Consultants, Winnipeg, for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Central and Arctic Region. 1999


This booklet gives basic information on common parasites, diseases and injuries of fish harvested from fresh water in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. It answers some of the more common questions asked by Aboriginal, domestic, sport and commercial harvesters, and by fisheries researchers. It is not an in depth treatment of fish health. Parasites that are uncommon or too small to be seen with the naked eye and diseases that are poorly known are not discussed. Relatively little research has been conducted on fish parasites in the region, less still on fish diseases and injuries.