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SA abalone industry fears virus widespread

AUSTRALIA - South Australia&#39;s Fishing Industry Council says it is possible a deadly virus infecting Victorian abalone stocks could already be in South Australia. </b> <br><br> The ganglioneuritis virus was found in four Victorian abalone farms late last year. <br><br> A control site was set up to monitor the level of infection. <br><br> Michael Tokley from the Abalone Council says the virus has spread about 500 metres outside that area. <br><br> &quot;The concerns are that if it does spread into South Australia, it would have a devastating effect on the abalone stocks in the southern zone of our state,&quot; he said. <br><br> <i>Source: ABC Online </i>

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