Fish farms do not need to test for B.C. strain of virus

(10/10/19)

Decision follows an eight-month scientific review on the issue of transfer of live fish from land-based hatcheries to open-ocean net pens

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has determined that there is no need for testing of the B.C. strain of the piscine reovirus (PRV) by fish farms, which some eco-activists had claimed could impact wild stocks.

The decision follows an eight-month review by the DFO on the issue of transfer of live fish from land-based.................................................................

 


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