Salmon Farms Blamed for Virus Outbreak

salmon-face2Commercial salmon farms in Puget Sound are harming wild salmon but the federal government refuses to act, the Wild Fish Conservancy claims in court. A virus outbreak in 2012 at farms off Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound “likely had significant adverse effects on the wild fish,” but the government will not reconsider a 2011 determination that commercial farms do not significantly impact threatened wild salmon, according to the Nov. 4 lawsuit in Federal Court. Read the rest here 08:51

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