Efforts to bolster lake herring populations in Lake Huron may be stunted by deadly disease
- Editor H2ONotes [ 12/12/2011 - 07:37 ] #
Algae blooms, overfishing and invasive species depleted once thriving schools of Great Lakes herring.
Now Michigan officials want to bring them back in Lake Huron. But
there’s a new concern – lake herring are highly susceptibility to an
emerging fatal fish disease.
that lake herring are prime targets for Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia
virus. It causes organs, skin and muscles to hemorrhage. The eyes of the
sick fish bulge, they are covered by open sores and they eventually
Environment Fishing Other
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