Great Lakes fish virus

Discussion in 'LOCAL MICHIGAN TALK' started by hear_kitty, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. hear_kitty

    hear_kitty New Member

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    Any body now anything about this new virus that causes fish to bleed internally?
     
  2. sal_jr

    sal_jr New Member

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    Don,

    From what I heard this virus is a transplant from Europe. It probably came in through shipping ballast water and is devastating some breeds, such as perch.

    I know that the rest of the US is now not accepting Great Lakes fish as a result. Worse yet, the private fish farms that are unconnected to the afflicted areas and have no connection to the great lakes at all, such as ones inland near Kalkaska and Traverse City are barred from shipping out of state as well. One such farm stands to lose $700,000 alone and hey will likely go under from this new sanction.

    Another job lost... in michigan.... What else is new?

    :crazy: