Leave your felt soles at home.
The entire Bow River Watershed has been infected with whirling disease, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has declared, prompting new province-wide measures to try to contain the spread.
The disease can cause infected fish — predominantly trout and whitefish — to swim in a whirling pattern and die prematurely.
The agency has also declared the rest of the province a “buffer zone” for the disease.
Inside the buffer zone, provincial aquaculture facilities and Class A fish farms will have to test fish for whirling disease.
They will also have to implement “approved biosecurity protocols” in order to obtain a permit from the agency to stock fish from the infected area — which includes all streams, creeks, lakes and rivers that feed into the Bow River.
LINK (via: CBC News)