16 August 2012

• Massachusetts Anglers Concerned About Mycobacteriosis in Striped Bass

”While the number of infected fish is estimated at less than 5 percent of those landed along the entire Massachusetts coastline, the infection rate is higher in fish caught in the Cape Cod Canal and Buzzards Bay, according to a state advisory issued last month.

“So far, there is no evidence of the bacterial disease mycobacteriosis that has become prolific among striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay, according to the fisheries division, but the agency urged caution in handling fish because the disease can be transferred to humans through contact.”

Source: SouthCoastToday.com

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