Arthur Bass

Aquatic Biologist
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Pacific Biological Station
3190 Hammond Bay Rd
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N7


Research area(s):

  • Aquaculture
  • Aquatic animal health
  • Genetic research

Area of Expertise:

Diadromous migrations, fish movement around migration obstacles, fishery induced delayed mortality, and the distribution and ecology of salmonid infectious agents.

Select Presentation(s) / Publication(s):

Arthur L. Bass, Andrew W. Bateman, Brendan M. Connors, Benjamin A. Staton, Eric B. Rondeau, Gideon J. Mordecai, Amy K. Teffer, Karia H. Kaukinen, Shaorong Li, Amy M. Tabata, David A. Patterson, Scott G. Hinch, and Kristina M. Miller. 2022. Identification of infectious agents in early marine Chinook and Coho salmon associated with cohort survival. FACETS. 7(): 742-773.

Andrew W. Bateman, Amy K. Teffer, Arthur Bass, Tobi Ming, Karia Kaukinen, Brian P.V. Hunt, Martin Krkošek, and Kristina M. Miller. 2022. Atlantic salmon farms are a likely source of Tenacibaculum maritimum infection in migratory Fraser River sockeye salmon. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 79(8): 1225-1240.

Bass, A.L., Hinch, S.G., Teffer, A.K., Patterson, D.A. and Miller, K.M. (2017), A survey of microparasites present in adult migrating Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) in south-western British Columbia determined by high-throughput quantitative polymerase chain reaction. J Fish Dis, 40: 453-477.

Bass, A.L., Bateman, A.W., Kaukinen, K.H. et al. The spatial distribution of infectious agents in wild Pacific salmon along the British Columbia coast. Sci Rep 13, 5473 (2023).

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