Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Recent fish kills and closures in the Pocomoke River have increased public concern over P.iesteda pjsddda, a microorganism that has been linked to large fish kills in North Carolina. In response to concerns about an unusual number of fish with lesions reported in Chesapeake Bay, especially the Pocomoke River, a Virginia Pfieste1iaTask Force was formed in May 1997. The Task force includes members of the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and research scientists from Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), and Old Dominion University (ODU).
Source: Virginia Marine Resource Advisory Report No. 65 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.21220/m2-23mx-4128
Fish diseases, Chesapeake Bay
Virginia Institute of Marine Science. (1997) Pfiesteria Task Force : VIMS Fish Sampling Data September and October 1997. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary. https://doi.org/10.25773/wbsm-gk77