Friday, October 21, 2011

Virus in salmon prompts congressional action

The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment calling for an investigation and "rapid response plan" to prevent the spread of the ISA virus reported in wild sockeye in British Columbia.

The amendment to a pending appropriations bill, H.R. 2112, calls on the National Aquatic Animal Health Task Force to evaluate the risk the virus could have on wild salmon off the West Coast and Alaska.

Here's a press release from the office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., who authored the amendment.


Anonymous said...

Where are the Alaskan leaders on this? Leave it to the senator from WA to lead the charge again. I guess she hasn't been paid off yet, I mean campaign contributed.

Anonymous said...

Canadian salmon pharms are biological terrorism. Shut them Down!