In the News: “Fish Farms Expose Wild Salmon to Deadly Virus, Study Finds” (The Tyee)
Wild salmon exposed to fish farms are much more likely to be infected with a virus linked to a deadly disease than salmon that don’t migrate by the open-net pens, according to a new study.
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE this week, found that only five per cent of wild salmon in the Skeena River in northwestern B.C. carried the piscine reovirus (PRV). There are no fish farms in the area.
In contrast, 45 per cent of wild fish in the Broughton Archipelago and Discovery Islands, where the industry is centred, carried the virus.
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