Proceedings of the national science response process for the environmental and indirect human health risk assessment of the AquAdvantage salmon: Fs70-4/2017-007E-PDF

July 17-19, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario /

"On April 30, 2013, a regulatory notification was submitted to Environment Canada by AquaBounty Canada Inc. for the production of eggs for AquAdvantage Salmon (AAS), a genetically-modified salmon, at a facility in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The company planned to ship the eggs to a facility in Panama, where the fish would be raised. DFO conducted environmental and indirect human health risk assessments of AAS, and developed recommendations to support a regulatory decision by the Minister of the Environment. The purpose of the Science Response Process was to undertake a national peer review of the risk assessment and develop scientific consensus on the risk assessment outcomes and recommendations to be provided to Environment Canada. The National Science Response Meeting was held July 17-19, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. The terms of reference and agenda for this process are found in Appendix 1 and 2, respectively. Participants included scientists from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada and Health Canada, Provincial Government, academia and other invited experts. Documents resulting from this peer review process include the Science Response Report (DFO 2013) and these proceedings”--Summary, p. iv.

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Department/Agency Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Ecosystems and Oceans Science.
Title Proceedings of the national science response process for the environmental and indirect human health risk assessment of the AquAdvantage salmon
Subtitle July 17-19, 2013, Ottawa, Ontario /
Series Title Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS), proceedings series,
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Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Compte rendu du processus national de réponse des Sciences sur l'évaluation des risques pour l'environnement et des risques indirects pour la santé humaine posés par le saumon AquAdvantage : du 17 au 19 juillet 2013, Ottawa (Ontario). Cover title. "April 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages v, 25 p.
Catalogue Number
  • Fs70-4/2017-007E-PDF
Subject Terms Genetically modified organisms, Salt water fish, Environmental impact, Health impact, Risk management