Meet salmon farming's worst enemy

A B.C.-based biologist stunned U.S. scientists last year with trace findings of a virus usually linked to farmed fish in wild salmon.

It was Morton who stunned U.S. scientists last fall with trace evidence found in wild salmon of a virus that killed millions of farmed fish in Chile.

Researchers from Washington state to Washington, D.C., scrambled to grasp the risks of so-called infectious salmon anemia (ISA), a virus typically linked to fish farms. Congress demanded federal agencies test American fish. Wild-salmon lovers seethed. Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - May. 27, 2012

Good enterprising journalism.

We spend billions removing human waste from release in waters, then we allow fish poop farms to pollute. Farms fed antibiotics and hormones screw up the environment and create antibiotic resistant diseases that threaten the whole food chain. Those aspects are not emphasized in this article

just last week, another virus raced through salmon farms at Vancouver Island and Bainbridge Island, forcing operators to kill hundreds of thousands of farmed fish on both ... More »

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