The Canadian Government has covered up virus research for ten years, killing salmon

The Canadian Government has covered up virus research for ten years, killing salmon

A report that the Canadian government has been suppressing for the last ten years is finally released. This report showed a virus spreading among fish-farmed salmon in British Columbia. The research demonstrated that the virus originated in Norway and spread to North America some 30 to 35 years ago and is being actively transmitted between farmed and wild salmon in B.C

The Canadian government still insists that this virus is not a threat to native fisheries and refuses to close industrial open-net salmon farming. Wild Salmon catch rates have severely dropped off since the introduction of open-net salmon farming off the Canadian coast.

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https://www.theglobeandmail.com/politics/article-federal-salmon-study-that-found-viruses-at-fish-farms-released-10/

https://www.psf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Findings-from-the-Strategic-Salmon-Health-Initiative-SSHI-related-to-Piscine-orthoreovirus-in-British-Columbia-FINAL_0.pdf

https://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/10.1139/facets-2018-0008

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abe2592

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