1297453350389_ORIGINALBy Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Sunday, August 11, 2013 6:29:56 PDT PM
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has yet to reveal test results after accepting samples of bloodied Pacific herring two years ago from a Vancouver Island marine biologist, who again found hundreds of the sickly fish on Saturday. (PHOTO ALEXANDRA MORTON)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has yet to reveal test results after accepting samples of bloodied Pacific herring two years ago from a Vancouver Island marine biologist, who again found hundreds of the sickly fish on Saturday. (PHOTO ALEXANDRA MORTON)

Scores of bloodied fish found in the water off northeastern Vancouver Island are alarming a B.C. marine biologist, who says Fisheries and Oceans Canada is ignoring the problem.

Vancouver Island marine biologist Alexandra Morton first spotted herrings bleeding from their dorsal and pelvic fins in 2011 and began monitoring the phenomenon, which she suspects is a disease or viral infection.

Using a seine net, she dragged up several hundred of the fish this past weekend and found the apparent infection had spread

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