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Otnot: Salmon threat on West Coast?

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Sportshot, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. Sportshot

    Sportshot Active Member

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    Who is in charge of protecting against this??

    "A lethal and highly contagious marine virus has been detected for the first time in wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest, researchers in British Columbia said on Monday, stirring concern that it could spread there, as it has in Chile, Scotland and elsewhere. Farm-raised salmon are the type hit hardest by infectious salmon anemia. The spread to the wild in the Pacific Northwest was reported by researchers in British Columbia.

    Farms hit by the virus, infectious salmon anemia, have lost 70 percent or more of their fish in recent decades. But until now, the virus, which does not affect humans, had never been confirmed on the West Coast of North America."

    This virus has never been eradicated in any location that it has been found. It is a threat to bears, wolves and birds of prey.It might have come from the billions of imported salmon eggs from other regions.
     
  2. timberfaller

    timberfaller Well-Known Member

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    FYI

    The last known "wild" salmon was caught back in 1992 in the PNW. "Wild" is now just a buzz word used by federal agency's to justify their existence.(control)

    All returning salmon, their genes can now be traced by to "hatchery" salmon(Carson stock).

    In the PNW, hatchery salmon have been released starting back in the 1930's.

    AGAIN government doesn't fix things, they mess up and destroy based on "best available science" given them by educated idiots.

    PNW salmon is just one example.

    Wolves are another and the grizzly bear.

    Our game birds are disappearing, government and greenies blames "farming practices" but the real problem is "uncontrolled(protected)predators" There HAS been a explosion of skunks,raccoons,black birds,ravens,magpies and all the hawk species!! FYI: back up to the early 70's, shhhh, the state game department shot the hawks, shhhhh don't tell anyone, IT WORKED!!

    All this has taken less the 40 years to accomplish!! Passing the ESA got the ball rolling!!

    As a former President once said "...government IS the problem..."
     
  3. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The problem is not the government. It's with the bunny huggers, anti-hunters, anti-fishing and anti-cattle industry suing over every tiny regulation to the point where the government can't implement any plan except to let predators run amok decimating endangered species. The end goal is to eliminate all of the above activities no matter how many species go extinct because of it.
     
  4. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    Timberfaller - Are you suggesting more government regulation of the salmon industry?
     
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