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Mark Yuasa covers fishing and outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

June 2, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Deadly virus not detected in salmon tested from local marine waters

Good news has come out in the saga of farmed raised Atlantic salmon in the marine waters of Puget Sound.

Testing showed no signs the Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus that can be deadly to farm-raised Atlantic salmon, according to a news release by state, tribal and federal resource fisheries managers.

The virus wasn’t detected in samples taken from more than 900 wild and hatchery chinook, coho, sockeye, chum and steelhead, as well as farm-raised Atlantic salmon.

To view the news release, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/may3013a/, and for more information on the species and stock of salmon sampled, go to http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/research/projects/salmon_anemia/.

 

 

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