Ottawa River: fish were not killed by disease

It was not an infectious disease that caused the sudden death of hundreds of fish in the Ottawa River a little over a week ago, according to the analysis commissioned by the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Wildlife. Parks (MFFP).

The dead fish were sent to the Center québécois sur la santé des animaux sauvage in Saint-Hyacinthe where no trace of disease was found, suggesting that environmental conditions caused the death of all these fish. .

MFFP biologists returned to the edge of the Ottawa River on Wednesday and found no other carcasses of fish, “confirming that this is a sudden and circumstantial event,” according to a spokesman for the MFFP. MFFP, Caroline Bujold.

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