The video shows how a Canadian salmon company uses underwater pipes to spew out bloody effluent into public waterways where it could infect wild fish and threaten the ecosystem — and it’s an issue Australia’s industry is also grappling with.
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Investigative dives at two farmed salmon processing plants reveal a shocking and horrendous secret hidden below the surface.Bloody effluent, untreated and infected with Piscine Reovirus, is being dumped into the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound and Discovery Passage, B.C. Canada.
Much of the concern centres around the possibility that the effluent could be infected with piscine reovirus, a highly contagious virus that most farmed salmon in Canada carry.
It has been linked to heart and skeletal muscular disease (HSMI) which makes fish lethargic and more vulnerable to predators.The footage was gathered throughout the year and, after being posted online last month, has sparked an investigation into the farmed fish plant responsible.