"Evidence of Fish Farm Disease Detected in BC"

"Evidence of a heart disease that has devastated commercial fish farms in Norway has been detected in British Columbia.

The Strategic Salmon Health Initiative announced last week that it detected a "potential" Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in farmed Atlantic salmon samples collected from one B.C. fish farm located on the Johnstone Strait between 2013 and 2014.

The disease, which is not considered a health hazard for humans, did not kill the farmed Atlantic salmon. But the costly bane of Norway's industry would not have been detected if scientists had not been able to follow the life cycle of farm fish from smolts to harvest."

Andrew Nikiforuk reports for The Tyee May 23, 2016.

Source: The Tyee, 05/26/2016