Thousands of Fish Killed
by Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho -- Federal fish managers say a potentially deadly virus has prompted them to kill tens of thousands of juvenile steelhead at the Dworshak National Fish Hatchery.
Hatchery manager Larry Peltz says staff found a viral disease called Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis that infects salmon and trout and can be fatal.
The Idaho Statesman reports the fish were killed on Tuesday to reduce the threat of the disease spreading to other holding ponds at the hatchery.
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