Latest Fish diseases and parasites Stories
A deadly fish disease has been confirmed in yellow perch in Lake Michigan, Wisconsin environmental officials report.
An expert on fish disease blames warmer water in the Yukon River for a parasite that has been killing Alaskan salmon. The problem is white spot disease, which is caused by Ichthyophonus hoferi, a parasite that has played havoc with herring stocks in Scandinavia, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, from the Latin words "Salmo" meaning salmon, and "salar" meaning "leaper") is a species of fish in the Salmonidae found in the northern Atlantic Ocean and in rivers that flow into the Atlantic. It breeds in the rivers of Western Europe from northern Portugal north to arctic Norway, Iceland, Greenland, and the east coast of North America from Connecticut in the United States north to northern Labrador in arctic Canada. At sea, it is found mainly in the waters...