With Provincial Minister Don McRae putting forward legislation that will make it punishable by law to talk about where farm salmon diseases are occurring, I feel compelled to share as much as I can about the current, growing epidemic before I am no longer allowed to.
With Dixon culled and it's viral stain of trillions of viral particles drifting out to sea, we need to move on to the next IHN positive site:
They are reporting a "low-positive result," unclear what that means, but it is serious enough for another imaginary "quarantine." One of the reasons farm salmon are in net pens is to make sure no one has to deal with the manure.... it all flows out of the pens... and they choose spots where the current will prevent build-up under the pens. So there is no such thing as a quarantine - an observer exclusion zone perhaps, but the Ahlstrom Coho's low - positive viruses are wafting out unaware of any kind of quarantine.
Ahlstrom site has a bit of history with what appears to be an undiagnosed skin ulcer issue 2008 - 2010. It also has seen persistent salmon leukemia virus symptoms "interstitial cell hyperplasia." This is the disease Dr. Kristi Miller found evidence for in the massive in-river sockeye die-offs. Grieg has gone to Provincial vet Dr. Gary Marty a number of times for issues. Marty's reports are public Cohen documents. I wonder what is going to happen to all these Cohen Exhibits that refer to disease at salmon farm sites if McRae gets his way? Will Cohen need to comb through all 2,147 to extract any reference to disease on specific salmon farms?
Download BCP002977 Grieg coho reports.pdf (7135.5K)