He said the fish "died of some gill disease
, which is not uncommon and happens periodically," and that it was unrelated to the decision to the irrigation diversions and the lower water levels they produced.
In addition, one PV lineage species, Neoparamoeba pemaquidensis, is the etiologic agent of amoebic gill disease
, a commercially important disease of aquaculture-reared finfish (Munday 1986, Munday et al.
It is recommended to keep handy in case of bio-terrorism, for disinfecting in case of small pox outbreaks, to kill fish gill disease
in aquariums, to get rid of algae, spray on grass to kill moss (Ultra Dawn dish soap and water also works), fertilize plants, and even teat dips for cows.
As part of this process, it is planned to carry out land based trials on treatments for salmon in respect of amoebic gill disease
Smith said he was convinced that the die-off was the result of a gill disease
, "which is not uncommon and happens periodically.