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Warning over deadly fish parasite

SCOTLAND - Scotland's river managers are warning that one careless angler could wipe out the country's wild salmon stocks and ruin rural communities.


It is feared an angler could accidentally introduce the parasite

They fear that a fishermen will accidentally import a deadly parasite which has already devastated stocks in 20 Norwegian rivers.

The salmon farming industry said it would be shut down within 18 months of a widespread outbreak.

The Scottish Executive is seeking new powers to reduce the risk.

Source: BBC News

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