Mouth rot, is affecting Atlantic salmon in farms all over the B.C. coast

More appalling news about a lack of transparency from Fisheries and Oceans Canada about mouth rot disease infecting Atlantic salmon farms.

Federal government scientists are sounding the alarm about a mouth rot disease that has infested Atlantic salmon farms in B.C., saying there are “realistic and serious” concerns about transmission of the bacteria that causes the ailment to migrating Fraser River sockeye salmon.

But while Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) managers briefed the salmon farming industry last fall, neither the public nor First Nations engaged in salmon farming consultations were informed about the prevalence and potential dangers of the bacterium Tenacibaculum maritimum, which produces yellow lesions in Atlantic salmon. 

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