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Virus draws attention to salmon farms

A salmon jumps in a saltwater farm pen near Eastport. (Robert Bukaty / The Spokesman-Review)
A salmon jumps in a saltwater farm pen near Eastport. (Robert Bukaty / The Spokesman-Review)

FISHERIES — Alexandra Morton, the Canadian biologist that sounded the alarm last fall with her findings of a virus that had killed millions of farmed fish in Chile in wild salmon off the British Columbia coast, is busy these days, after another virus found in fish farms off Vancouver Island and Bainbridge Island forced operators to kill millions of farmed fish.

The Seattle Times says the determined biologist may be salmon farming's worst enemy.

  




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