Whirling Disease Found in Maryland Hatchery

The discovery of whirling disease in a population of fish destined for Maryland streams will mean that the state may lose up to 20% of the trout earmarked for stocking this March. “The dreaded whirling disease that in the past decade severely damaged wild trout populations in the western United States has appeared among approximately 80,000 Maryland hatchery trout that were kept in two ‘grow-out’ facilities in Garrett County. ” Gene Mueller in the Washington Times.

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