Seattle PI article: A ‘smoking salmon’ report: Was deadly fish virus detected years ago?

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A Seattle Post Intelligencer article begins: “A 2004 draft manuscript, leaked out of Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans, indicates that the deadly infectious salmon anemia virus was identified eight years ago in coho, pink and sockeye salmon taken from southern British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and Bering Sea waters,” indicating that the issue of the ISA virus in BC is anything but over.  See the full article A ‘smoking salmon’ report: Was deadly fish virus detected years ago? for more details.

Watershed Watch is currently participating in, and helped organize, the Simon Fraser University Speaking for the Salmon Invitational Scientists’ Think Tank: Managing for Uncertainty: Pathogens and Diseases in Pacific Salmon, where ISA is certain to be a key focus.  The Think Tank will be followed by a free public presentation to present their findings.

ISA will also be the subject of two additional days of hearings at the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River on December 15 and 16.


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