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Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation diagnosed in a B.C. farmed fish

A recent study has discovered a disease found in farmed B.C. salmon.

Co-author Emiliano DiCicco says heart and skeletal muscle inflammation was found in a B.C. farmed fish with the data collected over three years ago.

DiCicco says a lot of research still needs to be done before drastic steps are taken.

Bob Chamberlin is the vice president of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs and also chairs the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance.

He believes action needs to be take right away, considering the data is a few years old.

Chamberlin believes the right thing to do is put the salmon farms back on land so there isn’t much interaction with the wild stock.

More studies are expected to be conducted in the coming months.

A link to the study can be found here.

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