25 July 2012

• Striped Bass and Mycobacteriosis

”Saltwater anglers are concerned about handling striped bass that have lesions on them and MarineFisheries has received several reports of skin lesions on stripers, the general condition being red spotting visible along the sides of the fish, resembling open skin ulcers.

”A major concern is that lesions such as these can be indicative of the presence of the disease Mycobacteriosis, which is common in southern waters, especially Chesapeake Bay, but has not yet been documented in Massachusetts waters.”

Source: SouthCoastToday.com

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