What’s Killing Farmed Salmon? New Virus May Also Pose Risk to Wild Salmon

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2010) — Farmed fish are an increasingly important food source, with a global harvest now at 110 million tons and growing at more than 8 percent a year. But epidemics of infectious disease threaten this vital industry, including one of its most popular products: farmed Atlantic salmon. Perhaps even more worrisome: these infections can spread to wild fish coming in close proximity to marine pens and fish escaping from them.

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