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Sea wrasse culled after VHS outbreak
2nd May 2013

by Sandra Pearce


Almost 10,000 Sea wrasse were culled at a Shetland hatchery to help contain an outbreak of a common virus in the species.

The sea wrasse had been brought into the islands by fish farming giant Scottish Sea Farms from the west coast of Scotland, reports Shetland Times.

The 9,393 fish were in holding tanks at Scalloway’s NAFC Marine Centre when the outbreak of marine Viral Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (VHS) virus was found.