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27 June 2007

Bass Tournament moves into Canadian Waters

The world's best bass pros at the Chevy Open in Detroit will be allowed to fish in Canadian waters from July 12-15 to compete for $1.5 million in prizes - most will head for Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair. Last October, the U.S. had banned transport of live fish across borders to prevent the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS virus), but now will allow "catch and release" fishing in waters that cross state and international boundaries. Standard procedures for traveling anglers to prevent spreading this horrible disease include thorough cleaning of trailer and boat (including live wells) with a chlorine and water solution. About VHS virus: | Fisheries & Oceans Canada | NOAA Fact Sheet

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