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Striper Disease

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Follow-up from where I saw the post of the caught fish (the guy had sent the fish to DEP):


Posted: May 21, 2002 1:30 PM


I notified CT DEP and they forwarded to fisheries biologist at Marine Fisheries Ofiice. he was kind enought to reply: "The condition you have described is called lymphocysitis (an epitheleal skin virus) common during cold water (less than 50 degrees) with secondary fungal infections. This virus is common in the winter and is contagious with other stripers. The fish recover as the water temperature gets warmer. WE see this in the CT River, Thames river and Hou. River. The fact the striper is feeding indicates it is recovering and the fins will regenerate."


So the good news is this doesn't appear to be the disease in the Cheasapeake. Bad news is Chesapeake still got problems.

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