Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023

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Judge in Minnesota throws out lawsuit over fish virus

Duluth, Minn. (AP) – A lawsuit aimed at keeping a deadly fish
disease out of Lake Superior has been thrown out of federal
court.

Four groups brought the lawsuit to compel several federal
agencies to take steps to stop the spread of the disease, known as
VHS.

The fish disease has turned up in all the Great Lakes except
Lake Superior. It’s believed to move with fish sucked up in ship
ballast water.

U.S. District Judge James Rosenbaum dismissed the lawsuit last
week, saying the groups lacked the right to sue – in part because
the disease hasn’t reached Lake Superior, so no harm has been
done.

Curt Leitz with the Izaak Walton League in Duluth says the
groups might appeal the court’s decision.

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