East Machias salmon hatchery loses 1000’s of fish to virus 

The Downeast Salmon Federation is elevating cash to put in a filter system and ultraviolet sterilization course of in its East Machias Peter Grey Hatchery after a viral an infection made it essential to kill all of its 170,000 fish.

Though they seemed wholesome, the parr, which is a juvenile stage of the fish, examined constructive for infectious pancreatic virus final week throughout a routine hatchery illness screening, in line with a federation e-newsletter.

The virus naturally happens in Maine waters and would have come from different fish species or birds, Dwayne Shaw, govt director of Downeast Salmon, stated on Wednesday.