§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what rivers in Wales are now affected by the salmon disease, Columnaris; and what specific steps are being taken by his Department to combat this disease.
§ Mr. Hoy
Disease is present in the River Dee. The Dee and Clwyd River Authority area is being designated as an Infected Area by an Order under the Diseases of Fish Act, 1937, which will come into operation on 11th April. The Dee and Clwyd River Authority are being authorised to remove all dead and diseased fish from waters within their area by all suitable means, and the Order prohibits the movement of all live fish and fish eggs out of the area except under the Minister's authority.