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Despite virus, yellow perch safe to eat

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D'Arcy Egan
Plain Dealer Columnist

Lake Erie yellow perch are safe to eat, say fisheries experts, who are trying to pinpoint a virus that may be killing a small segment of the perch population.

"We have had thousands of perch die from a population that is in the millions," said Roger Knight, the head of Lake Erie fisheries management for the ODNR Division of Wildlife. "The most likely reason has been a combination of a virus and commercial fishing bycatch."    more...

 



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