Monday, August 6, 2012
More IHN in Clayouqot Fish Farms
Testing conducted by the British Columbia's provincial animal health lab last week con confirmed the presence of the Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis virus in an Atlantic Salmon farm located in Millar Channel. The findings follow the detection of IHN at farms in Clayoquot in the spring which resulted in the culling of more than half a million fish. Mainstream operates 17 fish farms in the area and in recent years wild salmon populations in the Clayouqot Sound region have collapsed, sparking concern that high densities of fish farms and the pathogens and parasites they transmit to wild salmon may be contributing to the declines.
More info from the Vancouver Sun: