A UBC study using genomic sequencing has found the piscine orthoreovirus has been transmitted from B.C. fish farms to wild Pacific chinook for at least a decade, leading researchers to call for a “precautionary approach” to salmon farming. Read more from BIV.
When government scientists warned the DFO that bacteria causing mouth rot in farm salmon appeared to be killing the highly endangered Fraser River sockeye salmon, the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association was briefed. The minister of Fisheries, who was consulting First Nations about the impact of salmon farms on sockeye salmon, was not. Read Alexandra Morton’s […]
A virus is being transmitted between net-pen salmon farms and wild juvenile Chinook salmon in British Columbia waters, according to new findings published Wednesday in Science Advances. Read the full story in the Seattle Times.
An explosive new report says a dangerous virus was brought to B.C. by fish farms, and that those farms are transmitting the virus to wild salmon. Watch the report on Global News.
Farmed salmon virus source, amplifies disease transmission in wild salmon: B.C. study | Toronto Star
VICTORIA – Evidence shows a debilitating virus found in British Columbia salmon was transferred from Atlantic fish farms, which then spread from Pacific aquaculture operations into wild fish, says a study published Wednesday. Read the full article in the Toronto Star.
A new study makes it clear that salmon farms are infecting wild Pacific salmon with the Piscine orthoreovirus. Read more from The Tyee.
New research from UBC, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Genome BC & Pacific Salmon Foundation traces the origin of PRV (which causes kidney and liver damage in wild Chinook salmon) to Atlantic salmon farms in Norway, and finds that the virus is nearly ubiquitous in BC’s open net pen fish farms. Read more from […]