Alaska commercial fishing news and notes
IHN in hatcheries is not a pretty sight either. Unnaturally crowding salmonoids leads to disease outbreaks and dieoffs.
Salmon farms need to move inland (landlocked) where they will no longer be able to threaten the healthy wild runs with extinction.
norway,scotland,shetland,ireland,and chile have all had isa breakouts. all have open water floating pig pens,aka salmon farmers.
Why not blame Canada? That's what it's all aboot, eh?
Just get rid of salmon farms altogether....and/or educate the market/people that there is a difference....
or...... just blame Canada.
I Blame all of the Corporate Fishing Organizations!!!.....SHAME!!!!....Corporate Greed everywhere you look....It doesn't matter what fishery they are in...What matters is their bottom line! They are into everything the market will bear, and position their thugs/yes men and benefactors, to sway all governing powers, for what was once fair market value and transparency to protect the small business fisherperson. It's a Known fact that the big canneries bought into fish farms and at the same time promoting wild fish from Alaska!!! Where are those greedy bastards now? Well, they have sold their shares and collected their profits, while living the life of luxury at the cost of the working man. They can all KISS MY A$$!!!...Sell your fish off your boat if you can....sad country we live in...CYA....
Truth be known that the ISA virius is more likely present in Pacific salmon stocks all along. The issue is is their an increase in the mutated virus that is resistant to current use of antibiotics. Just like in humans, the use of drugs has created a more active and resistant desease that in certain stress situation could affect early stage salmanoids in their spawning and rearing environs. The test is not commonly performed on wild stocks unless there is a probability of this strain in proximity of wild stocks. I would bet that cohoe wild stocks are already carrying the virus. The near shore proximity to pen reared salmon is raises the percentages. Question: What if anything can we do to retard the epidemic if it does flurish? Once the virus mutates, multiplies there is nothing we can do but to let it run its course. Of course yield will be non-existent and conservation will be the only recourse.
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