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Entire populations of North American fish already are being affected by several emerging diseases, a problem that threatens to increase in the future with climate change and other stresses on aquatic ecosystems, according to a noted U.S. Geological Survey researcher giving an invited talk on this subject today at the Wildlife Disease Association conference in Blaine, Wash.
By BRYCE PETERSON For the Journal About 20 miles north of Pecos, on the banks of the Pecos River, sit a couple of man-made ponds full of small rainbow trout just waiting to become the first to hit a kid's baited hook. Just don't get too confused by the name -- or names.
A disease that can deform trout, cause them to chase their own tail and eventually lead to their starvation will get special attention this year from legislators, who want to try to reduce its effects on commercial and recreational fisheries.