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Whirling Disease Confirmed in Alberta Fish Hatchery

17 October 2016, at 1:00am

CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that a case of whirling disease has been found in a commercial fish hatchery in Alberta.

Canada reported its first case of whirling disease back in August this year in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park.

According to the CFIA, since then, there have eight more confirmed outbreaks in rivers within the National Park and one positive finding in a hatchery in Alberta.

The commercial aquaculture hatchery is not named due to province privacy regulations.

CFIA made the positive finding after it carried out surveillance sampling at commercial fish stocking facilities in the Alberta state.

Speaking to the Calgary Herald, Travis Ripley, executive director of the Fish and Wildlife policy branch with Alberta Environment and Parks, commented: “There’s one that has come back positive... I was disappointed in the result … and I am somewhat surprised.”

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