"Infected fish are physically stunted, and their muscles are so weakened that they have trouble swimming or even pumping blood. The disease is often fatal, and the original outbreak has been followed by 417 others in Norway and the United Kingdom. Every year there’s more of the disease, and it’s now been seen in wild fish, suggesting that farm escapees are infecting already-dwindling wild stocks."
...but DFO and the industry still lie and deny. What worries me is the 'scientific solution':
“It’s a new virus. (although first identified in 1999 on a Norwegian fish farm.) And with this information now in hand, we can make vaccines,” said Ian Lipkin, director of Columbia University’s Center for Infection and Immunity, a World Health Organization-sponsored disease detective lab
It is unclear to me how this would help our wild stocks.
"Save wild salmon - can the D.F.O." - tee shirt from Pacific Net and Twine
foxsea, great bumper sticker, i love it.
20ft Alumaweld Intruder
"You can watch things happen, you can make things happen, or you can wonder what the f*ck just happened". - Capt. Phil Harris.