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2010-05-19 14:30:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The wind, the water, the wide blue sky -- what could be more "green" than a summer day boating on your favorite river or lake? (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100519/DC07742) According to Caleb Basiliko, research fleet manager at Buffalo State College's Great Lakes Center Field Station, boaters can take several steps to make their summer on New York State's waterways as green as possible. "One thing we're doing at the Field...

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2010-01-28 08:25:42

A deadly fish virus that was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005 has been found for the first time in fish from Lake Superior, report Cornell researchers. That means that the virus has now been documented in all of the Great Lakes. The viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV), which causes fatal anemia and hemorrhaging in many fish species, poses no threat to humans, said Paul Bowser, professor of aquatic animal medicine at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine. Bowser and...

2009-08-03 15:57:47

Climate change and other stresses expected to affect entire populations of fishEntire 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."A generation ago, we couldn't have imaged...

2009-06-09 15:33:39

Live fish taken from Lake St. Clair in Michigan show no outward sign of a disease that could have killed thousands of fish in recent days, a biologist said. Dead fish, including bass, muskie, perch, smallmouth bass and walleye, have been washing up dead on the shores of the lake and fouling the water for days, The Detroit News reported. The lake, north of Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, lies on the U.S.-Canada border and between two of the Great Lakes, Michigan and Huron. Bob Haas, a state...

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2008-09-11 12:57:28

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced new guidelines for shipping live fish across state lines in light of a virus that is deadly for fish. Fish wholesalers have already responded saying that the new regulations will deal a large financial blow to the industry. The virus, called viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, doesn't affect humans, but it is deadly for fish. It has already accounted for several fish deaths in all of the Great Lakes...

2008-07-02 21:00:11

By ART HOLDEN By ART HOLDEN Daily Record Outdoor Editor While some stories have called it "an escaped killer," the recent viral hemorrhagic septicemia disease discovered recently in fish in Clear Fork Reservoir isn't the concern some make it out to be, and definitely is not of concern for humans. VHS was detected in Clear Fork back in April, making the Lexington-area reservoir the first inland lake in the United States to test positive for the fish-killing disease. "Most...

2008-06-30 21:02:23

By OUTDOORS JIM MORRIS Folks around Milwaukee are concerned about the disease viral hemorrhagic septicemia being found in yellow perch in Lake Michigan. Well, Wisconsin folks, welcome to the club. VHS, obviously, is making its way around the Great Lakes. Those of us who frequent Lake Erie saw VHS in action in 2006 when it killed a large number of freshwater drum -- sheephead -- and some yellow perch. Since then, tests have shown VHS is contained in other species of Lake Erie...

2008-06-22 03:00:12

By Bob Frye, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 22--A program designed to provide saugeye fishing in some Western Pennsylvania lakes is likely coming to an end. A saugeye is a cross between a walleye and sauger. For 20 years in some cases, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has been stocking them in Western Pennsylvania: Colver Reservoir in Cambria County, Crooked Creek Lake in Armstrong, Hemlock Lake in Indiana, Lower Hereford Manor and Raccoon lakes in Beaver, and Cross Creek...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

By OUT DOORS JIM MORRIS That dreaded fish disease VHS (viral hemorrhagic septicemia) has been found again, this time at Clearfork Reservoir, near Mansfield, detected while doing routine tests on muskellunge. This doesn't mean you will start seeing dead muskies floating all over the lake. In fact, they say if it weren't for the tests of ovarian fluid in the sampling of fish, it's not likely the disease would be detected. At one time, all muskie eggs put into Ohio...

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2008-06-19 00:10:00

CHICAGO -- When thousands of bloody, hemorrhaging fish recently turned up on the Lake Michigan shore south of Milwaukee, it confirmed the worst fears of scientists worried that an Ebola-like virus stalking Great Lakes fish would strike closer to Chicago. The dead fish were round gobies, a small invasive species that many feel is better off dead. But unlike many other diseases that tend to hit one or two types of fish, this viral strain has led to large fish kills involving more than 30...


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