Monday, November 09, 2015

Virus Outbreak at Salmon Farm

(Seattle, Washington)
Commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound are harming wild salmon but the federal government refuses to act, the Wild Fish Conservancy claims in court.

A virus outbreak in 2012 at farms off Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound "likely had significant adverse effects on the wild fish," but the government will not reconsider a 2011 determination that commercial farms do not significantly impact threatened wild salmon, according to the Nov. 4 lawsuit in Federal Court.
The malady blamed is a disease called infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus.

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

Read about it last month, I don't eat fish that much, last time was a can of tuna about a year ago.


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