Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NRC revises order to prevent spread of fish disease

Brooke Meier

December 17, 2008 - The Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) has approved updates to a fish disease control order aimed at preventing the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) and other diseases in Michigan's inland lakes fisheries.

VHS is a highly-contagious disease that affects some fresh water and saltwater fishes. The disease causes fish to bleed to death internally and, according to the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR), has been reported in all of the Great Lakes except Lake Superior. Several inland waters have fish infected with VHS, as well, including the St. Clair River and Lake St. Clair in Macomb County. The disease is not harmful to people. (Full Story)


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