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Aren\'t you glad you can catch your own fish?

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/front_page/1063454304187750.xml

Imported seafood goes untested

09/14/03

MICHAEL MILSTEIN

European countries this year seized dozens of tons of farmed salmon from Chile found to be contaminated with malachite green, a fabric dye banned in the United States since 1991 and suspected of causing cancer.

But the United States imports thousands of tons of salmon from Chile without testing for malachite green, which also acts as a fungicide, and other chemicals used at foreign fish farms.

It is unclear whether salmon tainted with such compounds is entering U.S. markets.

Earlier this year, however, Canadian inspectors found malachite green in smoked salmon they believe was first imported to the United States and packaged here. And Northwest-based Costco, which annually sells more than 30 million pounds of mostly Chilean farmed salmon, said Friday that it will soon begin screening for the fungicide.

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Re: Aren\'t you glad you can catch your own fish?

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Re: Aren\'t you glad you can catch your own fish?

Malachite green is one of the most effective substances for medicating fish with fungal infections.

It was once used extensively at our hatcheries for treating eggs and smolts before they went to the ocean to compleat their life cycle.

It was banned for use on fish destined for consumtion but it is still used (very effectivly)on aquarium fish.

When I was going to school for fisheries it was just being phased out and the bio's were bummed out.
 
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