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Herring Infection also Found in Haddock

Icelandic Marine Research Institute research vessel Dröfn caught haddock off Reykjavík last week, which was infected with the same parasite that has been found in herring in Icelandic waters.

The infection does not have as drastic effects on haddock as it has on herring. In the case of herring the parasite infects both the flesh and the intestines and the fish can die from it. Haddock usually survives the infection, Morgunbladid reports.

These conclusions were presented by veterinarian Gísli Jónsson, who is an expert in fish diseases, on Monday.

Jónsson said Dröfn had caught seven or eight infected haddocks and that the fish had been caught in unusually shallow water, which may indicate that the fish is trying to fight the infection.

Click here to read more about the herring infection.

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