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Stocked, bait fish must have VHS tests

by the Fish Site Editor
14 August 2007, at 1:00am

US - State agriculture officials have issued more rules to combat the spread of a deadly fish virus.

Beginning immediately, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is requiring all fish stocked into Wisconsin’s public waters to be tested specifically for the VHS virus that causes a wide variety of fish to bleed to death.

The rules also call for testing bait fish susceptible to the virus and fish raised in private ponds or fish farms before they can be stocked.

Source: Greenbaypressgazette.com

Further Reading

Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia

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