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Fishermen worried about virus found in salmon in Canada

Fishermen in the U.S. are worried about the possible spread of a deadly virus that was found in wild salmon in British Columbia.

Salmon anemia has typically been found in farm-raised salmon. If it spreads to wild salmon, that could wreck Native and non-Native fisheries in the Pacific Northwest.

“On top of everything else, that would just be murder here," Vardon Tremain, a fisherman in Washington, told The New York Times.

The virus was found in two juvenile salmon in Rivers Inlet in British Columbia, an area used by First Nations fishermen.

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