26 May
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PRV originally from the Atlantic, spread to B.C. wild salmon from farms: Study

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 UBC, or check out the full report in Science Advances.