NANFA-- Fish News

Shireen Gonzaga (
Tue, 8 Feb 2000 10:26:06 -0800 (PST)

World Wire
Idaho destroys salmon to prevent possible spread of
Tuesday, February 8, 2000

By Cindy Snyder, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho

When it comes to spreading viral diseases, fish
managers would rather be safe than sorry. That's why
Idaho Department of Fish and Game employees destroyed
over 500,000 coho salmon fry that had were believed to
be exposed to the North American strain of VHS.

Joe Chapman has been managing the state hatchery at
Hagerman for five years and he's never had to destroy
that many fish before. But after learning that the
eggs had been potentially exposed to the virus while
being incubated at a Washington state fish hatchery,
the decision was made to destroy the 1-inch fry.

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Shireen Gonzaga
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