The Federal Court met Canada's Fisheries and Oceanic policy in Canada for a fatal virus capable of infection of wild salmon chinook in the waters of British Columbia.
Piscine orthoreovirus, or PRV, is highly infectious and is often found in fish farms from B.C. Coastal, many of them are located along wild salmon migration routes.
In its resolution issued Monday, Justice Cecily Strickland says that federal policy unlawfully allows the transfer of young Atlantic salmon to open clean pens without testing for the virus.
She gave the four-month division to start testing for the disease.
As a result, the PRV is the result of heart and skeletal muscle inflammation in the Atlantic salmon but a 2018 study led by a Fishery and Ocean scientist in Canada found that it is linked to a type of anemia as living in at least one species of wild B.C. salmon.
Alexandra Morton's marine biologist is celebrating the victory after working with First Nation and Ecojustice Namgis to convince the Department of Farm Salmon Fisheries to be tested before they are placed in a clean open point.
She says that the problem is that PRV screening could reduce profit reduction in the aquaculture industry.
"If the Minister persists in Canadian legal fisheries and screens on these fishes and does not allow the infected people to enter the water, I do not think fish fish industry has enough fish to keep farming in the waters Here, and I think that is the problem of the problem, "says Morton.
Morton and the Namgis lasted a law application against the policy.
Strickland's judgment, released on Monday, says the federal policy that was not tested on the virus "continues to be a willful duty on the Minister's side in extending PRV infection in fish forms and farms."
An e-mail statement from the Minister for Fisheries and Ocean Wilkesson says that the court's control is being reviewed.
"Our government understands that a strong approach, based on the science of the regulation of aquaculture industry, is essential, and that is why we have extensive research and will continue our policy and regulation," says Wilkinson in the statement . (The Canadian Press, CFAX)
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