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INLAND FISH STOCKING HALTED
(2007-04-04)
(wgvu) - The Michigan Department of Natural
Resources will take a one-year break from raising three species of
sport fish and planting them in waterways.
The agency announced the temporary moratorium. It affects
walleye, northern pike and muskellunge.
It's designed to prevent a deadly virus from infecting
Michigan's hatcheries and inland waters.
The virus is commonly known by its initials ... V-H-S.
It's already caused large fish kills in Lakes Erie, Ontario and
St. Clair. It was detected in Lake Huron last fall.
V-H-S is among many invasive species believed to have been
released into the Great Lakes from ballast water of oceangoing
ships.
It doesn't hurt people but causes fatal bleeding in many sport
and commercial fish.
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