Sockeye salmon virus http://kplu.org en Virus found in Washington fish farm; stock killed http://kplu.org/post/virus-found-washington-fish-farm-stock-killed <p>BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash. &mdash; A deadly fish virus detected in Washington state waters for the first time has forced a salmon fish farm to kill its entire stock.</p><p> Sat, 26 May 2012 16:56:38 +0000 The Associated Press 5116 at http://kplu.org Canadian gov. defends actions in dustup over salmon virus http://kplu.org/post/canadian-gov-defends-actions-dustup-over-salmon-virus <p>Widespread concerns that Canadian officials are silencing scientists have not been assuaged by a detailed government response to the accusations. The battle over &ldquo;muzzling&rdquo; Canadian scientists has been broiling for months after it was revealed that a virus deadly to salmon might have been discovered in salmon returning to the Fraser River.</p><p><a href="http://www.cohencommission.ca/en/pdf/FinalSubmissions/ReplyISASubmissions/01-ReplyISASubmission-GovernmentOfCanada.pdf">The January response crafted by the Canadian government and submitted to the Cohen Commission</a> after three days of hearings in December absolved officials for not reporting &ldquo;suspected detection&rdquo; of Infectious Salmon Anemia, or ISA, in waters off the Pacific Northwest.</p><p> Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:19:22 +0000 Derrick Perkins 4254 at http://kplu.org Canadian gov. defends actions in dustup over salmon virus Scientist claims early evidence of salmon virus, feared lab would be closed http://kplu.org/post/scientist-claims-early-evidence-salmon-virus-feared-lab-would-be-closed <p>VANCOUVER, B.C. &ndash; A Canadian scientist testifying in front of a commission on the collapse of the Fraser River salmon fishery says that tests done as far back as 2002 did find indicators of the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) virus in pacific salmon and that her lab had discovered evidence of the virus from fish gathered in 1986.</p><p>Dr Kristi Miller, Head of Molecular Genetics in Nanaimo for the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Ocean, testified in Vancouver, B.C., that Canada&#39;s food inspection agency was not happy with her doing the tests. &nbsp;</p><p>She said there was a general feeling she should not be looking at viruses or diseases. She was fearful that all samples would be taken from her lab and was also very concerned that samples from her genomics program, also based in the lab, would be removed.</p><p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 22:28:03 +0000 Craig McCulloch 3470 at http://kplu.org Scientist claims early evidence of salmon virus, feared lab would be closed Hearing Thursday on decline of salmon in Canada's Fraser River http://kplu.org/post/hearing-thursday-decline-salmon-canadas-fraser-river <p>In British Columbia on Thursday, Canadian scientists <a href="http://www.cohencommission.ca/en/">will testify</a> about the decline of salmon in the Fraser River.&nbsp;</p><p>Even if you don&rsquo;t like fish, advocates say you should still be concerned. Thu, 15 Dec 2011 01:51:42 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3460 at http://kplu.org For 2nd time, salmon virus information withheld in Canada http://kplu.org/post/2nd-time-salmon-virus-information-withheld-canada <p>Sen. Maria Cantwell is calling for stronger communication between American and Canadian officials following the disclosure that Canada failed to reveal the results of tests that appear to show the presence of a potentially deadly salmon virus nearly a decade before a salmon-virus scare this fall.</p><p>This is the second time that Canadian officials have been accused of muffling a scientist&rsquo;s findings concerning viruses and salmon.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:23:11 +0000 Jake Ellison & The Associated Press 3304 at http://kplu.org For 2nd time, salmon virus information withheld in Canada Sen. Cantwell wants U.S. to confirm salmon virus http://kplu.org/post/sen-cantwell-wants-us-confirm-salmon-virus <p>U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is calling on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to independently confirm the presence of a deadly virus found in two Pacific salmon in British Columbia.</p><p> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:51:49 +0000 The Associated Press 3075 at http://kplu.org Sen. Cantwell wants U.S. to confirm salmon virus U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus http://kplu.org/post/us-senate-approves-rapid-response-fish-killing-virus <p>Alarm over a potentially deadly salmon virus has reached the halls of Congress. The U.S. Senate has approved an amendment that calls for a rapid federal response. Last week, scientists in British Columbia announced they&#39;ve found the fish-killing virus in wild Pacific Salmon for the first time.</p><p>It&#39;s the second virus suspected in salmon deaths to be discovered this year.</p><p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:45:32 +0000 Colin Fogarty & Robin Cedar 2978 at http://kplu.org U.S. Senate approves rapid response to fish-killing virus Update: Senator Cantwell calls for investigation into salmon virus http://kplu.org/post/update-senator-cantwell-calls-investigation-salmon-virus <p>Federal fisheries scientists plan to survey Pacific Northwest and Alaskan waters to determine if a harmful European fish virus has spread here.</p><p>And now, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell and two senators from Alaska are calling for an investigation into the spread of the virus striking Canadian salmon.</p><p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 20:27:17 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 2936 at http://kplu.org Update: Senator Cantwell calls for investigation into salmon virus