IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT DISEASED FISH
This flesh-eating disease is currently affecting a lot of the striped bass. I went fishing down the Cape Cod Canal on Thursday and Friday and saw it for myself when I reeled in this nice, big fish. The disease can be caught by humans upon touched the affected fish.
If anyone else fishes for the awesome fish, please be careful! Don’t touch teh fish at all. Cut your line above the fish. Don’t try to net it. Don’t get any of the fish’s blood on you.
I repeat: this FLESH-EATING DISEASE CAN AND WILL SPREAD TO YOU IF YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH AN AFFECTED FISH.
I have no idea if this is infecting other fish as well.
If you eat store bought fish or eat fish in restaurants, be careful as well. I have no idea how prevalent this is, but it was VERY prevalent among the striped bass I saw these past two days.
Please share this information! People need to know about this new danger.
If anyone has any more information, please add it. I’m not incredibly informed and I’m not sure what disease it is. From the bit of research I’ve done, it looks like mycobacteriosis, but I’m not 100% sure. In any case, don’t touch these fish.