Jun 8, 2015 4:07 PM by News Staff
California Fish and Wildlife officials will host a meeting Monday night to discuss the parasite discovered in two North State fish hatcheries that house some 3 million trout.
The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. in the Redding City Hall Community Room. Officials will be on hand to answer any questions about whirling disease.
During routine hatchery and fish health checks, CDFW fisheries pathologists found that captive-raised fish at the Darrah Springs Trout Hatchery, located in the Battle Creek watershed east of Redding, tested positive for whirling disease.
Whirling disease is a parasite that destroys cartilage on the vertebrae of trout and salmon. It can be fatal to fish, but does not affect humans or other wildlife.