Thursday, July 16, 2009

Salmon Virus Could threaten West Coast


A virus known as infectious salmon anemia of (ISA) has been decimating Chilean salmon farms. Chile, once the worlds largest producer of farmed salmon has seen a 67% decline in its salmon production in large part due to the virus. Originally from Norway, the virus has been transported around the world with salmon farming operations and may threaten our wild salmon in the North Pacific. Should the virus spread to the large salmon farming operations in the Strait of Georgia the effects could be disastrous. See an article about ISA in daily finance

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2009/06/20/virus-from-norway-destroys-chiles-salmon-industry/

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