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State: Fish Hatchery Trout Don't Have Whirling Disease-Brevard NC


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission resumed stocking Hatchery Supported trout waters Wednesday after receiving confirmation that trout from Armstrong State Fish Hatchery in Marion and Setzer State Fish Hatchery in Pisgah National Forest tested negative for whirling disease, a disorder affecting trout.

Whirling disease affects fish in the trout and salmon family. The disease, caused by the microscopic parasite, Myxobolus cerebralis, damages cartilage and skeletal tissue in a fish, causing it to swim in a whirling motion. While often fatal to juvenile fish, the disease does not infect hu...

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